Standard Laboratory Testing

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

 
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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.

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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

 
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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.

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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:

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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.