Specialty chemicals are chemical products identified on the basis of their performance or function, rather than their composition. They can be single-chemical entities or formulations and cover a wide range of product categories such as consumer products, cosmetics, food additives, manufacturing, etc.
As a result, testing for these chemicals can include a wide range in the irritation spectrum, from materials that are classified as mild irritants to those that are designated as corrosive. The testing needs also cover a wide range depending on the intended use for a chemical and typically, multiple in vitro assays with regulatory recognized test guideline and with customization may be required.
IIVS has extensive expertise in these assays and can help clients address specific needs and the overall goal of delivering safe products to clients. Our scientists can provide guidance on the appropriate in vitro assays needed to inform decision-making.