Draft updates for the following have recently been released by OECD:

  • Test Guideline 437 (Bovine Corneal Opacity and Permeability Test Method)
  • Test Guideline 431 (In Vitro Skin Corrosion: Reconstructed Human Epidermis (RhE) Test Method) 

A draft Test Guideline has been published for:

  • the Cytosensor Microphysiometer Test Method: An in vitro Method for Identifying Ocular 3 Corrosive and Severe Irritant Chemicals as well as Chemicals not Classified as Ocular Irritants
     

A revised Test Guideline has been released for:

  • Test Guideline 438 (Isolated Chicken Eye Test Method)

The deadline for public comments regarding each of the above guidelines is 11th February 2013.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. December 2012.


http://www.oecd.org/env/chemicalsafetyandbiosafety/testingofchemicals/section4healtheffects.htm


The above item was taken from the January–February 2013 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here for more details).

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