In vitro alternative for skin sensitization tests

Umberto Salvagnin [creativecommons license] via Wikimedia Commons

The sensitizing potential of chemicals is currently assessed using animal tests. This testing is not only costly but also fraught with ethical concerns and legislative challenges, particularly in Europe. Hence, the development and validation of alternative methods for evaluating skin sensitization potential is an active area of research.

Lab Anim. (NY) 42, 154 (2013).
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