EpiDerm™ Skin irritation test (OECD TG 439)


Skin irritation means production of reversible damage (local inflammatory reaction) to the skin following the application of a test chemical for up to 4 hours. EpiDermTM skin irritation test is performed using human cell based three-dimensional highly differentiated keratinocyte cultures (EpiDermTM) in compliance with OECD TG 439. The potential of chemical to induce skin irritation is an important consideration in establishing procedures for the safe handling, packing and transport of chemicals.


-Evaluation of skin irritation potential of chemicals (drugs, cosmetics,
industrial chemicals, biocides) and mixtures of chemicals

-Both GLP and non–GLP testing service available!

FICAM is a MatTek approved testing laboratory

FICAM Skin Irritation brochure [PDF]

Contact: ficaminfo@lists.tuni.fi