In vitro Phototoxicity – Reconstructed Human Epidermis Phototoxicity test (OECD 498)

August 24, 2016
The 3-D Phototoxicity assay uses  reconstructed human epidermal (RhE) tissue constructs to evaluate the dermal phototoxicity potential of a test material. Toxicity is determined by measuring cytotoxicity [based on the relative conversion of MTT (3-[4,5 – dimethylthiazol-2-yl] – 2,5 – diphenyltetrazolium bromide)] in cultures treated with the test material in the presence and absence of UVA light. An advantage of using 3-D tissues to evaluate phototoxicity potential is that, unlike the 96-well phototoxicity assay, test materials are applied topically. As such,  solids, undiluted...

3T3 Phototoxicity (OECD 432)

August 24, 2016
The 3T3 Neutral Red Uptake (NRU) Phototoxicity assay is a 96-well cytotoxicity-based assay that utilizes BALB/c 3T3 mouse fibroblasts to measure the concentration-dependent reduction in neutral red uptake by the cells after exposure to a test material in the presence and absence of UVA light. Duplicate 96-well plates containing a monolayer of 3T3 cells are exposed to serial dilutions of a test material. One of the plates is exposed to 5 J/cm2 of UVA while the other plate is kept...