SenzaGen have been invited by U.S. Representative Tom Marino to present the company’s technology at the High-Tech Health Research Expo in Washington, D.C., where SenzaGen will meet US congressmen and federal procurement officials interested in the use of high-tech human-focused methods to replace animal tests. The Expo takes place on September 15th, 2016.
The High-Tech Health Research Expo is organized by U.S. Representative Tom Marino who has been an outspoken leader for increased investments in this sector of the healthcare industry. The market for alternative and animal-free test methods is growing rapidly and there is a great interest for its benefits – scientifically and economically as well as from a public health perspective.
“The provisions to reduce animal testing under the reformed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) will ensure an even bigger interest in the field and SenzaGen has a natural fit in this with its test being validated for the international market by OECD says Brian Rogers,” CEO of SenzaGen Inc.
At the Expo, selected companies will have the opportunity to present their technologies to Members of congress, congressional staffers and other representatives from different government agencies. The goal of the Expo is to help advance this sector of the healthcare industry by creating an opportunity for the best and the brightest in the field to efficiently reach the largest number of decision-makers at once.
“We are very proud to participate. Now, our US subsidiary will have the opportunity to reach out to some of the most influential members of Congress, who really have a say in our industry. We see it as a confirmation of our US investment and our unique test method GARD says Anki Malmborg-Hager,” CEO of SenzaGen Sweden.
High-Tech Health Care Expo takes place at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC on September 15, 2016. SenzaGen will participate with their U.S: employees, and will have a stand where the company will demonstrate the latest technique to replace animal testing when performing allergy testing of chemicals and chemical ingredients.
For more information:
Anki Malmborg Hager, CEO
SE: +46 768 284822
Brian Rogers, Ph D, CEO US
US: +1 530 304 7648, +1 530 867 5600
SenzaGen provides in vitro dermal and respiratory testing for the cosmetic, chemical and pharmaceutical industries replacing the need for animal testing. The company’s unique test GARD is based on research from the Department of Immunotechnology at Lund University. SenzaGen is based at Medicon Village in Lund, Sweden.
By analyzing 200 and 389 genomic markers, depending on the test, instead of 1-2 markers as competing methods, GARD delivers results with 90 % accuracy. This can be compared to the golden standard, animal tests on mice that provide 72 % accuracy. SenzaGen’s test also has the ability to measure potency (strength) of a substance and can thus determine the degree to which a substance cause allergy.