PETA Science Consortium International Donates Equipment That Will Be Used to Assess Respiratory Sensitisation

PETA Science Consortium International has donated a Tecan D300e Digital Dispenser to Invitrolize, a company offering innovative human-cell based technology to assess respiratory sensitisation. The equipment, worth US$40,000, can dispense precise, small amounts of liquid onto their ALIsens® in vitro alveolar model, mimicking aerosol exposure and making it possible to test many chemicals quickly and accurately. The ALIsens® model is being used to predict respiratory sensitisation, and can discriminate respiratory sensitisers from irritants, based on increased expression of cell surface markers. It is currently being reviewed by the EU Reference Laboratory for alternatives to animal testing (EURL ECVAM) for pre-validation assessment.