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Promega and BASF develop alternative method to identify allergenic substances

7:38 AM MDT | April 17, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

BASF and Promega (Madison, WI), a provider of solutions and technical support to the life sciences industry, have jointly developed an alternative method to animal studies that can detect the allergenic potential of substances, BASF says. Using a newly developed cell line, the reaction of skin cells to allergenic substances can now be demonstrated in the test tube, BASF says. Previously, the skin sensitizing action of substances had to be determined in animal studies. Allergic skin reactions involve a variety of biochemical processes; these include the...

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