Entries by Tina Dackemark Lawesson

Welcome MB Research Labs to our partner network

We are excited to announce that another CRO has been fully trained on SenzaGen’s GARD technology platform and is offering GARDskin and GARDair services.   As a leading provider of in vitro toxicity testing to the US and worldwide, MB Research Labs is deeply committed to their customers and is dedicated to offering the latest […]

Validation of the GARD™skin assay for assessment of chemical skin sensitizers – ring trial results of predictive performance and reproducibility

Toxicological Sciences, kfz108, https://doi.org/10.1093/toxsci/kfz108 Henrik Johansson, Robin Gradin, Angelica Johansson, Els Adriaens, Amber Edwards, Veronika Zuckerstätter, Anders Jerre, Florence Burleson, Helge Gehrke, Erwin Roggen Abstract Proactive identification of chemicals with skin sensitizing properties is a key toxicological endpoint within chemical safety assessment, as required by legislation for registration of chemicals. In order to meet demands of increased animal welfare and facilitate increased testing efficiency […]

Evaluation of in vitro testing strategies for hazard assessment of the skin sensitization potential of “real‐life” mixtures: the case of henna‐based hair coloring products containing p‐phenylenediamine

Wiley Online Library, First published: 21 April 2019,  https://doi.org/10.1111/cod.13294. Renato I. de Ávila Danillo F. M. C. Veloso Gabriel C. Teixeira Thaisângela L. Rodrigues Tim Lindberg Malin Lindstedt Simone G. Fonseca Eliana M. Lima Marize C. Valadares Abstract Background Allergic contact dermatitis reported to henna‐based hair coloring products (HPs) has been associated with adulteration of […]

Our view on alternative testing for product safety in Manufacturing Chemist

To replace a test animal, which is clearly a complex system with blood and organs, you need a more holistic approach to model the entire allergic response within the body. Our CEO Anki Malmborg Hager explains the benefits of using alternative testing methods to prove product safety in this week’s Manufacturing Chemist. Read the article […]

The use of Genomic Allergen Rapid Detection (GARD) assays to predict the respiratory and skin sensitising potential of e-liquids

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology. Volume 103, April 2019, Pages 158-165 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yrtph.2019.01.001 Matthew Stevenson, Lukasz Czekala, Liam Simms, Nicole Tschierske, Olivia Larne, Tanvir Walele Abstract Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are an increasingly popular alternative to combustible tobacco cigarettes among smokers worldwide. A growing body of research indicates that flavours play a critical role in attracting and retaining […]

A mechanistic reinterpretation of the AOP for skin sensitisation

David W Roberts, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Introduction – Non-Animal Prediction: the 21st Century Consensus Because of the biological complexity of the skin sensitisation process no single in chemico or in vitro assay will be an appropriate replacement for an animal-based assay such as LLNA or GPMT… …to ensure a mechanistic basis and cover the […]

Is a combination of assays really needed for non-animal prediction of skin sensitization potential? Performance of the GARD™ (Genomic Allergen Rapid Detection) assay in comparison with OECD guideline assays alone and in combination

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, Volume 98, October 2018, Pages 155-160, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yrtph.2018.07.014. David W.Roberts Highlights Prediction of skin sensitization potential does not need multiple assays representing Key Events of the AOP. This has been argued on theoretical grounds and is now tested against published data. A single assay, GARD™, can outperform combinations of OECD test guideline […]