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2010 In Vitro Alternatives Forum

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Nov 02, 2010
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18-19 October 2010 in Alexandria (VA, USA)

The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS), a non-profit science-based organization dedicated to the advancement of alternative testing methods, organised the 2010 In Vitro Alternatives Forum to learn about upcoming toxicity testing challenges and the current activities designed to meet them.

In addition to presentations on a number of in vitro and in silico approaches, special emphasis was placed on integrated testing strategies to identify skin sensitizers – an important area of toxicity testing covered by the European Union’s 7th Amendment to the Cosmetics Directive.

The meeting offered useful information including:

  • Advancements in the area of 21st Century Toxicity Testing

  • Activities of international organizations (e.g. ECVAM, COLIPA)Approaches to identify skin sensitizersNew in vitro approaches utilizing 3D tissue models

  • Approaches to identify skin sensitizers
  • New in vitro approaches utilising 3D tissue models