IDEA - International Dialogue for the Evaluation of Allergens

IDEA holds Workshop on replacing animal testing

Published on 6 July 2018

The International Dialogue for the Evaluation of Allergens (IDEA) held a Workshop on 16-17 May looking at the replacement of animal testing in quantitative risk assessment (QRA) for skin sensitisation.

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The Workshop sought brought together different parties who have shown potentially promising methodologies for quantitative assessment of potency. Companies and stakeholders shared case studies explaining the application and current status of the approaches using only non-animal derived data for the determination of a non-expected sensitization induction level (NESIL) to be used in quantitative risk assessment (QRA). A facilitated open discussion allowed exchanges on the shared approaches and how to make further progress in this area.

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