Please find below useful links within the in vitro community activities relevant to the area of advanced in vitro exposure systems for inhalation and skin exposure.
Organisations related to in vitro testing
The scope of ACEnano-project is to introduce confidence, adaptability and clarity into nanomaterial risk assessment by developing a widely implementable and robust tiered approach to nanomaterials physicochemical characterisation. VITROCELL is partner in this EU-project funded under Horizon 2020.
Website dedicated to advancing non-animal methods of toxicity testing through online discussion and information exchange.
The global clearinghouse fo information on alternatives to animal testing
Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing
Housed at the University of Konstanz, coordinates transatlantic activities to promote education in humane science and will participate in and/or coordinate publicly and privately funded projects
CleanAir network competencies and promote technologies to improve air quality.
Within carbon concrete composite project the innovative construction material carbon-concrete is being investigated under various considerations. VITROCELL® is part of group “health, occupational safety and environment” to investigate influence towards health of carbon concrete. VITROCELL® develops an Abrasive Dust Generator and an Automated Exposure Station with integrated dosimetry tools for the project.
European consensus-platform for alternatives. The concept of consensus between the parties concerned, i.e. animal welfare, industry
- EURL ECVAM
European Union Reference Laboratory on Alternatives to Animal Testing
- EURL ECVAM DB-ALM
Database service on alternatives to animal testing
European Society of Toxicology in Vitro
Association of European Toxicologists and European Societies of Toxicology
Fund for the replacement of animals in medical experiments
The Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health, the University of Rostock and a number of national and international partners cooperate in the new Virtual Institute to establish a long-term scientific research initiative for the investigation of the causes and mechanisms of environmentally influenced diseases.
USA Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods
The Institute for In Vitro Sciences, Inc. is a non-profit research and testing laboratory dedicated to the advancement of in vitro (non-animal) methods worldwide
- ITC & ITG
At Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) the Institute for Technical Chemistry (ITC) and the Institute of Toxicology and Genetics (ITG) are collaborating together to investigate the impact of aerosols (combustion derived aerosols, nanoparticles) to cell cultures exposed at the air-liquid interface.
In Vitro Testing Industrial Platform
- NanoMILE Project
VITROCELL® is partner of this prestigious EU funded project. Engineered nanomaterial mechanisms of interactions with living systems and the environment: a universal framework for safe nanotechnology
- Nano Safety Cluster
The Cluster is an initiative of the European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) to maximize collaboration, outcome and impact of projects within the cluster.
ProCycle is analyzing and evaluating the toxicological potential of aerosols derived from recycling process of nanocomposites. The toxicological evaluation is performed at air liquid interface with special designed Automated Exposure Station for the needs within this project.
Nanomaterials, with their own particle properties and activities, are examined in scope of the European Union financed SmartNanoTox project. In-depth research on the effect of nanoparticles in aerosols is made possible by modern and advanced approaches – e.g. VITROCELL® manufactured devices. SmartNanoTox Video