Entries by Hanna Frykman

New colleague at SenzaGen

Welcome to SenzaGen Henrik Appelgren! Henrik has started his position as Chief Scientific Officer with us here at SenzaGen this week. Henrik is a biologist with a PhD in genetic toxicology. He has been working at the Swedish Chemicals Agency for 15 years, where he worked as Sweden’s national coordinator in the OECD Test Guideline […]

SenzaGen is presenting at hosted session at the EUROTOX Congress in Bratislava

SenzaGen new Chief Scientific officer Hernik Appelgren will give a presentation on 21st century testing for skin sensitisation and updates on application of the GARD platform at The 53rd  European Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology, EUROTOX, on the 12th of Sept. SenzaGen is also Exhibiting at the congress and presenting two posters The […]

New colleague at SenzaGen

Welcome to SenzaGen Anna Chérouvrier Hansson! Anna has started her position as Chief Commercial Officer with us here at SenzaGen this week. Anna comes from Camurus, a pharmaceutical company developing and commercializing innovative and long-acting medicines for the treatment of severe and chronic conditions. At Camurus, Anna was Director of Marketing and responsible for the […]

Skin Sensitization: Challenging the Conventional Thinking – A Case Against 2 Out of 3 as Integrated Testing Strategy

Toxicological Sciences, Volume 159, Issue 1, 1 September 2017, Pages 3–5, https://doi.org/10.1093/toxsci/kfx115 Published: 27 June 2017 Henrik Johansson,  Robin Gradin Background Recent years have seen a surge in development of alternative methods for assessment of skin sensitizers. This has been in order to meet the regulatory and industrial demand for accurate safety assessment without the use […]

SenzaGen is presenting at hosted sessions at Society of Toxicology 56th Annual Meeting in Baltimore March 12-16, 2017

Lund University Scientist Andy Forreryd and SenzaGen CEO Anki Malmborg Hager will give a presentatios about the GARD assay at exhibitor hosted sessions at the Society of Toxicology 56th Annual Meeting in Baltimore, on the 13th and 14th of March. The meeting promises more than 150 scientific sessions, approximately 350 ToxExpo exhibitors offering you the […]

Evaluation of the GARD assay in a blind Cosmetics Europe study

ALTEX Online first published February 17, 2017 https://doi.org/10.14573/altex.1701121 Johansson H., Gradin R., Forreryd A., Agemark M., Zeller K., Johansson A., Larne O., van Vliet E.,  Borrebaeck C., Lindstedt M., Summary Chemical hypersensitivity is an immunological response towards foreign substances, commonly referred to as sensitizers, which gives rise primarily to the clinical symptoms known as allergic […]

Testing Human Skin and Respiratory Sensitizers—What Is Good Enough?

Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18(2), 241; doi:10.3390/ijms18020241 Malmborg A., Borrebaeck C. A.K. Abstract Alternative methods for accurate in vitro assessment of skin and respiratory sensitizers are urgently needed. Sensitization is a complex biological process that cannot be evaluated accurately using single events or biomarkers, since the information content is too restricted in these measurements. […]

Next generation skin sensitisation testing.

Personal Care Magazine Europe, sept 2016 Malmborg Hager A., Johansson H., Lindstedt M., Borrebaeck CA.   DNA is the software that predicts human phenotypes. Genomics utilises DNA as such a piece of software, which in several recent applications has been demonstrated to be able to predict a number of biological features, enabling anything from face recognition to vaccine development. The tremendous information […]

From genome-wide arrays to tailor-made biomarker readout – Progress towards routine analysis of skin sensitizing chemicals with GARD.

Toxicol In Vitro. 2016 Dec;37:178-188. doi: 10.1016/j.tiv.2016.09.013. Epub 2016 Sep 13. Forreryd A., Zeller K., Lindberg T., Johansson H., Lindstedt M Abstract Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) initiated by chemical sensitizers is an important public health concern. To prevent ACD, it is important to identify chemical allergens to limit the use of such compounds in various […]

Anki Malmborg Hager elected one of the two most powerful people among Lund technology companies according to Rapidus ranking

The news site Rapidus has been looking into nealy 180 companies of extended IDEON business park in Lund, Sweden in a unique survey of decision-makers of the region. Ericsson veteran Tord Wingren and Alligator Bioscience co-founder Anki Malmborg-Hager were ranked two of the most powerful people among Lund technology companies. Rapidus writes: Leeding up to […]