Standard Laboratory Testing

We are an independent testing laboratory for companies which choose to outsource their ocular/dermal irritancy and corrosivity product testing requirements. 


The Old Way

Draize test
[ˈdrāz ˌtest] NOUN 

a pharmacological test in which a substance is introduced into the eye or applied to the skin of a laboratory animal in order to ascertain the likely effect of that substance on the corresponding human tissue.


The New Way

In vitro
(meaning: in the glass) (Latin: in glass

studies are performed with microorganisms, cells, or biological molecules outside their normal biological context. Colloquially called "test-tube experiments", these studies in biology and its subdisciplines are traditionally done in labware such as test tubes, flasks, Petri dishes, and microtiter plates


Chemical Corrosivity

Corrositex® is an in vitro test that determines chemical corrosivity and permits assignment of GHS Category and U.N. Packing Group classification for Class 8 corrosives. This test fully replaces the rabbit test of dermal corrosivity by providing a reliable means of mimicking this test. The proprietary core technology of the Corrositex® test is based upon a biomembrane and chemical detection system, which becomes colored when exposed to potentially corrosive substances.


Ocular Irritation

The corneal irritancy of test materials is known to be related to their propensity to promote denaturation and disruption of corneal proteins. The Ocular Irritection® Assay System is an in vitro test method that mimics these biochemical phenomena. This test consists of two essential components:


Dermal Irritation

Chemicals that cause dermal irritation are known to induce alterations in the structure of keratin, collagen and other dermal proteins. The Dermal Irritection® Assay System is an in vitro test that mimics these biochemical phenomena.