Phototoxicity testing

When summer time has already become just a memory, it is worth considering an issue that is often forgotten during sunny days.  It is not always a good idea to combine certain medicines (but also other chemical substances) and the sun. Some of them can cause harmful effects on the skin when reacting with sunlight.
Skin phototoxicity (photoirritation) is defined as an acute toxic response caused by topically or systemically administered photoreactive chemicals after skin exposure to ambient light. The Łukasiewicz Research Network - Institute of Industrial Organic Chemistry Branch in Pszczyna rises this challenge that chemical manufacturers encounter on their way.
We are now introducing our new study: in vitro phototoxicity - Reconstructed Human Epidermis Phototoxicity test method according to OECD 498. It is used to determine the phototoxic potential of a test chemical, e.g. a cosmetic, after topical application to laboratory-grown human epidermal tissues.

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1947The Experimental-Research Station of Pesticides of the Azot Chemical Plant in Jaworzno and the Laboratory of Potato Beetle Biology and Control were founded in the place of the former School of Rural Household in Pszczyna.
1951The Experimental-Research Station of Pesticides was transferred to the Institute of Dyes and Semi-Manufactured Articles in Warsaw.
1957The Institute of Industrial Organic Chemistry in Pszczyna was founded as one of four branches of the main Institute of Industrial Organic Chemistry in Warsaw.
1960The following two research departments were founded:
  • Department of Pesticide Biological Effectiveness Evaluation
  • Department of Pesticide Side-Effects.

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