15 Mar 2021
Publication ”Reflections on the OECD guidelines for in vitro skin absorption studies“ - by SCAHT researchers Nancy Hopf, Aurélie Berthet, Elena Reale (Unisanté), et al. - was awarded 'DTSS Annual Paper of the Year'
The Dermal Toxicology Specialty Section (DTSS) of the Society of Toxicology (SOT) presents the 'Annual Paper of the Year Award' in recognition of an exceptional recent publication in the field of skin toxicology and pharmacology.
The paper ”Reflections on the OECD guidelines for in vitro skin absorption studies“ by Nancy Hopf et al. recently got this award. The authors are affiliated to nine research institutes worldwide including Unisanté.
Exposure of workers to some chemicals through cutaneous permeation is a concern. Experiments are needed to evaluate the skin permeability for various molecules. The aim of this paper was to discuss the methodology of such experiments, and the three associated OECD guidelines. Several improvements of these guidelines are proposed.