Ceetox Is Finalist For Prestigious Technology Award From Cosmetics & Toiletries Magazine

CeeTox, Inc. has been named a finalist for an International Technology Award by Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine. The awards will be presented in Paris during In-Cosmetics, April 13-15, 2010.
 
 
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March 16, 2010 - PRLog -- KALAMAZOO, Michigan – CeeTox, Inc. has been named a finalist for an International Technology Award by Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine.  The awards will be presented in Paris during In-Cosmetics, April 13-15, 2010.

CeeTox Inc. is one of three finalists in the New Technology category for its new in vitro skin sensitization test assay.  The new assay uses chemical reactivity and gene expression profiling to screen chemicals for skin sensitization.  The assay also provides an estimate of the corresponding local lymph node assay (LLNA) values. This method is designed to offer a viable alternative to animal testing for identifying skin-sensitizing chemicals and supports the Cosmetics Directive and REACH.

Nominations were reviewed by an international council of R&D experts at leading cosmetic and personal care companies around the world. This council selected the finalists and a separate industry jury will choose the winner.

“We are honored to have been selected as a finalist for this important award,” said James McKim, Ph.D., Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, and principal developer of the method.  “We believe our dermal sensitization model accurately identifies compounds that have the potential to cause skin sensitization.  The CeeTox test method does this at a reasonable cost, and can assess virtually any test sample.”

Skin sensitization is a dermal response to a hapten (a foreign, low molecular weight substance) that acts like an allergen.  Allergic contact dermatitis resulting from skin sensitization is a common environmental and occupational health concern.  

CeeTox specializes in the development and deployment of cutting edge in vitro models with the ability to identify and accurately predict safety or toxicity issues.  The company offers individual assays and assay panels specific to the needs of the personal care, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, chemical and medical device industries.  Its assays comply with the applicable requirements of GLP, OECD, REACH, US EPA and the EU Cosmetics Directive.

For more information, contact Jean Harden, Product Manager for CeeTox, at +1-269-372-8711 or jharden@ceetox.com.

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CeeTox specializes in the development and deployment of cutting edge in vitro models with the ability to identify and accurately predict safety or toxicity issues. The company offers individual assays and assay panels specific to the needs of the personal care, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, chemical and medical device industries. Its assays comply with the applicable requirements of GLP, OECD, REACH, US EPA and the EU Cosmetics Directive.
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