Join MatTek at CELAS Congress 2023

Posted on May 17, 2023 |
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Join MatTek Europe’s in vitro experts at the CELAS Congress 2023. A highly anticipated event for researchers in the field of alternative methods for animal testing.

The focus of the congress is to bring together experts from different areas of research to discuss and share their knowledge on innovative and ethical alternatives to animal testing. The congress will be at the CUBEX Centre in Prague, Czech Republic from May 30 – June 1.

MatTek’s EpiDerm Workshop

One of the highlights of the congress is the workshop organized by MatTek on May 30, 2023, from 10:00 AM -12:00 PM in Hall C.  The workshop is titled “Skin Irritation Test (SIT) according to OECD TG 439 using 3D reconstructed tissue model of human epidermis, EpiDermTM“. It will focus on the use of reconstructed human tissues as an alternative to animal testing.

The workshop will provide a brief overview of in vitro 3D reconstructed human tissue models. Special attention will be given to the use of the models in toxicology and pharmacology. Following the overview, there will be a practical demonstration of the EpiDermTM Skin Irritation Test (SIT)  according to OECD test guideline 439 (TG 439).  Here, participants will have a hands-on opportunity to practice the EpiDerm SIT with actual tissue models.

MatTek’s workshop is an excellent opportunity for scientists to learn about the latest advances in alternative methods for toxicity testing. The use of reconstructed human tissues offers a more ethical and reliable approach to testing the safety of cosmetics, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. It is also more cost-effective and time-efficient than traditional animal testing methods. The workshop is suitable for anybody who would like to practice the method, consult a specific problem or receive information. It is also for those who are just considering the use of in vitro models in their research.

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Presentation Details

In addition to the workshop, MatTek will also be presenting a talk on May 30, 2023, from 03:10-03:30 pm, titled “Reconstructed Human Epidermis as an Ethical Alternative for Topical Toxicity Testing.” The presentation will focus on the use of reconstructed human epidermis models for evaluating the safety of topical products. It will cover the advantages of using these models versus animal testing, such as their predictive capacity and reproducibility.

The presentation is expected to draw a large audience interested in learning more about the use of reconstructed human epidermis as an ethical alternative to animal testing. The talk will provide valuable insights into the latest developments in the field. Additionally, it will showcase the potential of reconstructed human tissues for reducing and replacing animal use in topical toxicity testing.

Don’t miss out on the upcoming CELAS Congress 2023 and your chance to participate in MatTek’s 21st century workshop and presentation!

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