ICATM Position Paper on Skin Sensitization Available
A position paper by representatives of the International Cooperation on Alternative Test Methods (ICATM) proposes practical ways to further promote the regulatory use and facilitate adoption of non-animal defined approaches for skin sensitization assessments. The paper, published online November 10 by Archives of Toxicology, is a work product of the October 2016 workshop, International Regulatory Applicability and Acceptance of Alternative Approaches to Skin Sensitization Assessment of Chemicals. The workshop was hosted by ICATM and the European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal testing, and was attended by representatives from more than 20 international regulatory authorities, including representatives from NICEATM and ICCVAM.
The position paper abstract is available on PubMed. More information about the October 2016 workshop and ICATM is available on the NICEATM website.