Stem Cell-Derived Systems in Toxicology Assessment
Owner/Developer: Stem Cells and Development
|Country:||United States of America|
Industrial sectors perform toxicological assessments of their potential products to ensure human safety and to fulfill regulatory requirements. These assessments often involve animal testing, but ethical, cost, and time concerns, together with a ban on it in specific sectors, make appropriate in vitro systems indispensable in toxicology. In this study, we summarize the outcome of an EPAA (European Partnership of Alternatives to Animal Testing)-organized workshop on the use of stem cell-derived (SCD) systems in toxicology, with a focus on industrial applications. [...] The future of SCD toxicological tests will combine advanced cell culture technologies and biokinetic measurements to support regulatory and research applications. However, scientific and technical hurdles must be overcome before SCD in vitro methods undergo appropriate validation and become accepted in the regulatory arena.
|Audience:||Scientists - Industry - Researchers|
|User access:||Open access|
|Purpose:||Method development - Documentation and information|
|Technology/Tools:||Alternative test methods (in vitro) - Stem cells|
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