Advanced in vitro exposure systems.

31. Jan. 2017

Nicotine Quantification In Vitro: A Consistent Dosimetry Marker for e-Cigarette Aerosol and Cigarette Smoke Generation

DOI: 10.1089/aivt.2016.0025

Jason Adamson1,* Xiang Li2,* Huapeng Cui2, David Thorne1, Fuwei Xie2, and Marianna Gaca1
1British American Tobacco, R&D, Southampton, United Kingdom.
2Zhengzhou Tobacco Research Institute of China National Tobacco Corporation, Zhengzhou, PR China.
*Joint first authors.

A VC 10 Smoking Robot was designated to look at the generated aerosol nicotine concentration from different e-cigarettes compared with the 3R4F reference cigarette in two different laboratories. The aerosol was trapped and the nicotine concentration was analysed by different kinds of mass spectometry.
Nicotine assessment across the tested e-cigarette categories showed consistent delivery of nicotine per puff within products and that the method was sensitive enough to detect different levels of nicotine across products. Good overlap in nicotine results were obtained in the two different laboratories.

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16. Dec. 2016

'Clean-burning' Fuels May be Worse for Your Lungs

Nala Rogers for 'Inside Science'

A report about artificial lung reveals surprising dangers from pellet burners and diesel-fueled ships at the University of Rostock and Helmholtz Zentrum München in Germany.

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7. Dec. 2016

The comparative in vitro assessment of e-cigarette and cigarette smoke aerosols using the gH2AX assay and applied dose measurements

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.toxlet.2016.12.006

David Thorne, Sophie Larard, Andrew Baxter, Clive Meredith, Marianna Gaҫa

British American Tobacco, R&D Centre, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 8TL, UK

 

H I G H L I G H T S
Cigarette smoke generates a dose dependent increase in double strand breaks.
E-cigarette aerosols did not generate any increases in double strand breaks above control levels.
E-cigarette exposures were approximately 28-fold greater than that of cigarette smoke exposures.
In vitro dosimetry ensures accurate interpretation of the data, and confirms delivery of test agent.

In vitro dosimetry allows cross-product, study and system comparisons.

 

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3. Nov. 2016

Air-liquid interface exposure to aerosols of poorly soluble nanomaterials induces different biological activation levels compared to exposure to suspensions

DOI 10.1186/s12989-016-0171-3

Thomas Loret1,2, Emmanuel Peyret1, Marielle Dubreuil1, Olivier Aguerre-Chariol3, Christophe Bressot3, Olivier le Bihan3, Tanguy Amodeo3, Bénédicte Trouiller1, Anne Braun1, Christophe Egles2,4 and Ghislaine Lacroix1


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Institut National de l’Environnement Industriel et des Risques (INERIS), (DRC/VIVA/TOXI), Parc Technologique ALATA—BP 2, Verneuil-en-Halatte F-60550, France.
2Laboratoire BioMécanique et BioIngénierie (BMBI), Université de Technologie de Compiègne (UTC), UMR CNRS 7338, Compiègne 60205, France.
3Institut National de l’Environnement Industriel et des Risques (INERIS), (DRC/CARA/NOVA), Parc Technologique ALATA—BP 2, Verneuil-en-Halatte F-60550, France.
4Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA.
 

A549 alveolar cells in monocultures and in co-cultures with THP-1 macrophages were exposed to aerosols of inhalable and poorly soluble nanomaterials. The results are evaluated by using the Alamar blue®, LDH, Dichlorofluorescein (DCF) and ELISA Assay and shows that the air-liquid interface represents a valid and sensitive method to assess the toxicity of several poorly soluble nanomaterials.

 

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27. Oct. 2016

Evaluation of an in vitro screening model to assess phosgene inhalation injury

DOI: 10.1080/15376516.2016.1243183

Dorian S. Olivera, Heidi Hoard-Fruchey & Alfred M. Sciuto
Analytical Toxicology Devision, US Army, Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, USA

In vitro studies have clearly shown that phosgene exposure can have overwhelming effects on cellular homeostasis with regard to mediator release, activation of inflammatory pathways and compromised lung function.
In this study an in vitro exposure model with which to evaluate potential therapeutics for edemagenic gas inhalation exposure was tested.
Human bronchial epithelial (16HBE) cell cultures were exposed in the Vitrocell System to phosgene.
Transepithelial electrical resistance (TEER), Cellular viability assay (XTT assay), [14C]-Glutamine oxidation assay, Glucose metabolism assays and Lactate production measurements were taken.

 

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27. Oct. 2016

Usefulness of toxicological validation of VOCs catalytic degradation by airliquid interface exposure system

doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2016.10.027.

Margueritta Al Zallouha, Yann Landkocz, Julien Brunet, Renaud Cousin, Eric Genty, Dominique Courcot, Stéphane Siffert, Pirouz Shirali, Sylvain Billet
Unité de Chimie Environnementale et Interactions sur le Vivant EA4492, Université du Littoral Côte d′Opale, 189 A Avenue Maurice Schumann, 59140 Dunkerque, France


The exposure of A549 cells to VOCs and by-products at the Air-Liquid Interface exposure system were tested and showed toxic effects. Additionally a catalyst setup coupled to the Vitrocell system for testing by-products of toluene oxidation has been validated. The toxicological analysis is done with a cell viability test (LDH) and a TaqMan gene expression kit (RT-qPCR).

 

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9. Oct. 2016

The mutagenic assessment of electronic-cigarettes and tobacco smoke using the Ames assay in strains TA98 and TA100

CORESTA Congress 2016. 9-13 October 2016 - Berlin, Germany

CORESTA Congress, 9-13th October 2016, Germany
Poster No:STPOST34

 

Thorne, D1., Crooks, I1., Hollings, M2., Seymour, A2., Meredith, C1., Gaa, M1.

1 British American Tobacco, R&D Centre, Southampton, SO15 8TL, UK

2 Covance Laboratories Ltd, Otley Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1PY, UK.

 

The Aim of this study was to assess the mutagenicity of an e-cigarette aerosol, compared to cigarette smoke in tester strains TA98 and TA100 using two different exposure matrices, TPM/eTPM (or ACM – aerosol collected matter) and whole aerosol. A Vitrocell® VC 10 Smoking Robot was used to generate aerosol streams from a traditional reference cigarette (3R4F) and e-cigarette (Vype® ePen). 

 

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9. Oct. 2016

5 out of 7 Tobacco Companies have chosen VITROCELL® for research on combustion and e-cigarettes: A review of aerosol exposure systems relative to the analysis of cytotoxicity

CORESTA Congress 2016. 9-13 October 2016 - Berlin, Germany

CORESTA Congress, 9-13th October 2016, Germany

Poster No:STPOST26

 

David Thorne1, Roman Wieczorek2,Toshiro Fukushima3, Han-Jae Shin4, Robert Leverette5, Mark Ballantyne6, Xiang Li 7, Betsy Bombick5

1 British American Tobacco, Group R&D, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 8TL, UK;
2 Imperial Brands PLC Company, Reemtsma Cigarettenfabriken GmbH, Albert-Einstein-Ring 7, 22761 Hamburg, Germany;
3 Japan Tobacco Inc, Scientific Product Assessment Centre, 6-2 Umegaoka, Aoba-ku Yokohama, Kanagawa 227-8512, Japan;
4 Korean Tobacco & Ginseng Corporation, 30 Gajeong-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305-805, Republic of Korea;
5 RAI Services Company, 401North Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101, USA;
6 Covance Laboratories Ltd, Otley Road, Harrogate HG3 1PY, UK;
7 Zhengzhou Tobacco Research Institute of China National Tobacco Corporation, No.2 Fengyang Street, High-tech Zone, Zhengzhou, PR China

 

Cytotoxicity data (NRU and MTT) from Kentucky reference 3R4F cigarette smoke were assessed on Balb/C 3T3, CHO-K1, A549, Beas-2B, NCI-H292 and HepG2 cell lines on the Vitrocell Exposure System.

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9. Sep. 2016

21st Century Toxicology & In Vitro-Based Testing Methodologies

Julia Hoeng, Anita Iskandar, Filippo Zanetti

Philip Morris International


The studies used human cells grown in three-dimensional culture systems. The cultures were grown on top of an artificial membrane at the air-liquid interface, allowing them to develop ‘organotypic’ tissue complexity. Testcigarette is the Tobacco Heating System 2.2 (THS), a new technology that heats tobacco without burning it. The endpoints are shown in measurements of cytotoxicity, alterations in tissue morphology (histology), impact on processes involved in the metabolism of toxicants (xenobiotic metabolism response), secretion of pro-inflammatory mediators, and perturbation of genome-wide gene profiles. The nasal study also looked at ciliary function.



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8. Sep. 2016

A lab scale measurement technique for the air-liquid interface exposure of human lung cell cultures towards particulate emissions from combustion processes

11th International Particle Toxicology Conference, Sep 26 – 30, 2016 in Singapore


1S. Mülhopt, 3M. Berger, 1C. Schlager, 2M. Dilger, 2S. Diabaté, 3T. Krebs, 4,5Ralf Zimmermann, 4Jeroen Buters, 4Sebastian Oeder, 2C. Weiss, 1H.-R. Paur

1Institute for Technical Chemistry
2Institute of Toxicology and Genetics

3Vitrocell Systems GmbH, Germany
4Helmholtz CentreMunich, Germany
5University of Rostock, Germany
 

The Karlsruhe Exposure System is a lab scale measurement system for the air-liquid interface exposure of human lung cell cultures towards air borne nanoparticles under well defined conditions.

 

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