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September.17.2019

First International Forum on Quality Evaluation of Medical Devices and Biomaterials


The Shandong Medical Device Product Quality Inspection Center held a lecture on the quality and safety evaluation of medical devices and biomaterials and the first international forum on quality evaluation of medical devices and biomaterials to further promote the improvement of the quality evaluation of biomaterials and medical devices, and promote the industry. 

The first International Forum on Medical Device and Biomaterial Quality and Safety Evaluation jointly sponsored by Shandong Materials Biology Evaluation Branch and China Biomaterials Society will be held in Jinan, Shandong Province in September 2019. 

This forum will bring together experts and scholars from different domestic and international review and approval, inspection and testing, research institutions and industrial enterprises to evaluate the quality of medical devices, focusing on the chemical characterization of medical devices and biological materials, biological evaluation and quality around medical devices. 

Safety evaluation related to pre-clinical large animal experiments, integrating the three major cities of production, learning, research, the application of the latest hot topics, research progress and technical difficulties, such as academic reports, experience exchange and technology display. 

In order to promote the development of medical device biomaterials quality and safety in the new situation, the new power of the committee will gather in Jinan to participate in the academic event! 

September 23-25, 2019: Jinan Yinhuada Hotel ( No.1, Lvxi Caidang, Longxi Road, South Lixia District, E1, 0,531,058,999).

 

Download Chinese Meeting announcement here.

 


 

November.14.2018

 

EPISKIN Academy at the National Conference on Alternatives to Animal Experiments

EPISKIN Academy is invited to give a talk and a pre-conference training to the National Conference on Alternatives to Animal Experiments (NCAAE-2018) that will be held December 1st 2018 in New Delhi (India).

 

The Conference will be held at Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, a Deemed to be University accredited in category ‘A’ by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council of India.
This Conference aims to discuss the perspectives on the current state of practices and existing strategies to promote the development of non-animal technologies in India (http://www.jamiahamdard.ac.in/NCAAE2018/NCAAE.htm)

 

On November 26th, Jamia Hamdard in collaboration with EPISKIN Academy under the aegis of Indian Society for Alternatives to Animal, organize a Hands-on Workshop to train 20 young scientists on Alternatives and in vitro skin Irritation according to OECD TG-439.
(http://www.jamiahamdard.ac.in/NCAAE2018/Hands-on%20workshop%20on%20reconstructed%20human%20epidermis_OECD%20TG%20439_Jamia%20Hamdard.pdf)

 

 


 

 

October.25.2018


   

 EPISKIN at the Eurofins Human Safety Seminar

In Vitro Toxicology at a Glance: Today's Challenges, Solutions & Future Developments

 

EPISKIN is invited to give a lecture at the Eurofins Human Safety Seminar.

 

The Seminar will take place on November 29th, 2018 in the new laboratory and office building of Eurofins Munich, Robert-Koch-Straße 3a in Planegg near Munich, Germany. 

 

Dr Pellevoisin, scientific director of EPISKIN Academy will give an overview of eye irritation methods with a focus on OECD TG492 for eye irritation of chemicals in the context of the Guidance Document on an Integrated Approach on Testing and Assessment (IATA) for Serious Eye Damage and Eye Irritation.

The second part of the talk will address the last advancement in skin sensitization testing strategies and added values of reconstructed human epidermis for this endpoint.

Follow this link to learn more about the Eurofins Seminar.

 
   

September.20.2018

 
 

ESTIV 2018 20th International Congress on In Vitro Toxicology

The 20th International Congress on In Vitro Toxicology will be presented from October 15th in Berlin, Germany.

 

Come and discover the new EPISKIN Academy presentation during the ESTIV congress:

 

Thursday, ocotber 18th

09.18 (OP 32): 

Reconstructed human epithelia for in vitro biocompatibility of medical devices
Pellevoisin Christian (Lyon/FR) 

To discover full programme please visit the ESTIV website.

 

 

May.23.2018.


The EPISKIN Academy at the IID 2018

 
 

 

During last IID (International Investigative Dermatology) congress which was held from May 16th to 18th, in Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, Florida, the EPISKIN Academy presented two posters about the EPISKIN models:

 

01156 T-SKIN, a new industrial reconstructed human skin model for dermatological and cosmetics research and development

C. Pellevoisin, D. Lelièvre, M. Bataillon, N. Boyera, A. Rigaudeau, J. Ovigne, I. Besné, N. Seyler

Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Vol. 138, Issue 5, S196

Published in issue: May 2018

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jid.2018.03.1170

 

 

01085 Cellular mechanistic investigation on antigen delivery by Viaskin® patch for epicutaneous immunotherapy with reconstructed human epidermis including Langerhans cells (SkinEthicTM RHE-LC)

V. Dioszeghy, C. Pellevoisin, M. Ligouis, F. Sahuc, V. Dhelft, L. Mondoulet

Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Vol. 138, Issue 5, S184

Published in issue: May 2018

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jid.2018.03.1098

 

 

 

 

March.29.2018.

   

EPISKIN ACADEMY poster reward at the 57th SOT

   

 

Brazil is the third country, after France and China, to produce locally an EPISKIN model. The SkinEthic RHETM model, used during the training, is produced through collaboration between L'Oréal and the Brazilian D'Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR). EPISKIN, world leader of reconstructed human tissues for 25 years developed a wide range of expertise of applications of these models in different scientific, technological and regulatory contexts for both safety and efficacy purposes. In 2012, EPISKIN Academy have been created to share this knowledge and to prepare next generation of stakeholders to face the challenge of 21st century toxicology. EPISKIN Academy promotes and trains scientists all over the world to alternatives to animal testing in toxicology. To date more than 300 scientists have been trained in Europe, ASIA and America.

 

To view the video please follow this link: EPISKIN Academy Training Session in Brazil

 


 

June.21.2017

SkinEthic Reconstructed Epidermis Model

 Inexo Symposium 2017 on Alternative Models

       

On July 7th, 2017 in Montpellier, France, the EPISKIN Academy will attend the Inexo Symposium 2017 on Alternative Models "in vitro, Ex ovo et Organismes": De la recherche aux applications dans les pathologies et le vieillissement.

Don't miss the EPISKIN ACADEMY presentation about Reconstructed Skin ("Peaux reconstruites") at  Amphi B by Dr. Christian Pellevoisin.

To discover the complete scientific program please follow this link: https://inexo-2017.sciencesconf.org/

 


 

April.05.2017

Toxicology_Congress

8th World Congress on Toxicology and Pharmacology

   

On April 13-15, 2017 in Dubai, UAE, the EPISKIN Academy will attend the 8th Congress on Toxicology and Pharmacology.

Don't miss our keynote session on April, 15th, 2017 that will be held from 09:30 to 10:20: Reconstructed skin models and methods for hazard and risk assessment of chemicals and cosmetics presented byChristian Pellevoisin,

To discover the complete scientific program please follow this link: http://toxicology-pharmacology.conferenceseries.com/scientific-program

 


 

May.11.2016

 

EPISKIN ACADEMY AT THE SID 2016 ANNUAL MEETING

   

 

The Episkin Academy will attend the SID 2016 Annual Meeting that will be held at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, from May 11 to 14, 2016.

'The use of SkinEthic reconstructed human epidermis (RHE) to study immunocompetent cells trafficking and recruitment between skin compartments' will be presented during poster session on Thursday, May 12 and Saturday, May 14.

To learn more about SID annual meeting and scientific program, please follow this link: http://www.sidnet.org/2016annualmeeting

 


January.08.2016

 Episkin Academy China

 

EPISKIN Academy created in China

 

 
 

L'Oreal China and Shanghai EPISKIN Biotechnology Ltd. announced the creation of the EPISKIN Academy in China.
Through training and technical collaborations, the Academy will work with Chinese scientists, key opinion leaders, students and future stakeholders in terms of scientific and regulatory issues for alternatives to animal testing in field of safety, toxicology and efficacy as well as in other relevant areas.

To further promote the reconstructed skin models through marketing, L'Oréal China and EPISKIN SA created Shanghai EPISKIN Biotechnology Ltd. in 2014 to produce reconstructed skin models according to high quality standards in the industry. The models will be used primarily for research on skin tissue engineering and testing. This time the creation of the EPISKIN Academy will certainly play an important role in promoting in vitro skin models in the industry.

"In China, the Academy will work closely with various parties to promote the reconstructed skin models and alternative methods in China, and will strive to become a key scientific resource to further stimulate innovation in the Chinese cosmetics industry" said Dr. Christian Pellevoisin, scientific Director of the EPISKIN Academy.

 


August.25.2015

The Episkin Academy at CIFARP

The Episkin Academy at CIFARP

Dr Christian Pellevoisin, Scientific Director of the Episkin Academy, has been invited by the Organizing Committee of CIFARP to be a speaker at 10th Congress of Pharmaceutical Sciences that will be held in Ribeirão Preto – São Paulo -Brazil, from September 06-09, 2015.

This year the theme is “Translating science into health pipeline” : 

September 8th - 10:30-12:30 - S9.2: Episkin and the application of reconstructed human 3D models in toxicology and pharmacology.

CIFARP 2015 will be a unique opportunity to discuss the latest trends and scientific breakthroughs in the pharmaceutical sciences field. About 1400 national and international participants are expected, including researchers, professionals, as well as postgraduate and undergraduate students. 

For more information consult the website of the congress: http://www.cifarp.com.br/scientific-program.php

 


March.06.2015

New Dedicated Training sessions are coming...

Episkin Academy training: ENMV Sidi Thabet- Tunisia, february 23-26, 2015

The National School of Veterinary Medicine Sidi Thabet organized a training in animal experiments which  theme was: "From in vivo models to cell models".


This training took place in ENMV of Sidi Thabet (University of Manouba) and lasted 4 days from 23 to 26 February 2015.

34 participants (biology doctoral students, teacher-researchers, veterinarians, industrial and control pharmacists) were informed of the new cell technologies and alternative methods which aim to replace animals in drug-Toxicological, chemical and cosmetics testing. Practical workshops and round table helped to promote exchanges and networking with European partners.

Main objectives:

  • Promote good practice and ethics in animal experimentation based on the principle of the 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction, Refinement).
  • Presentation and training on new cellular technologies (2D and 3D) on two organs: liver and skin (primary liver cells, liver microsome, skin cells ...) in the pharmaco-toxicological and pharmaceutical research.
  • Present the situation in Europe and internationally of the new technologies (in silico, in vitro, omics "adverse outcome pathways") in the academic and regulatory (REACH) context.

This training also offers an opportunity to discuss collaborative projects (medium and long term) with the scientific and medical community as well the pharmaceutical industry in the new research program called European "Horizon 2020" and beyond.


The Episkin Academy presented the Pharmacotoxicology applications of the 3D reconstructed human epidermis models during the round table. This presentation was followed by a training session on the use of our epidermal tissues.

 

Scientific Program:

9h00 – 12h00 14h00 – 17h00
Monday
Feb 23, 2015
- Welcome and registration
- Ethics and Welfare AL
- Guiding principles CIOMS / ICLAS
- Recommendations of the OIE (OIE)
(Ouajdi Souilem, ENMV Sidi Thabet)
Workshop 1
Demonstrations on in vivomodels
Team Azal / ENMV / IPT
Tuesday
Feb 24, 2015
- Place of alternative methods in EA
(Sarrah M'barek, ISSBAT, Tunis)
-Internationally trendof the 3Rs and funding opportunities
(FrançoisBusquet coordinator CAAT, EU, Belgium)
- Zebrafish Model and Applications
(François Busquet, EU Brussels)
Workshop 2
REACH and MA Dissemination in Tunisia
Intervention of the Chemistry technical center
Setting up a test platform (François Busquet)
Wednesday
Feb 25, 2015
- Cell culture: advantages and limits
(Olfa Masmoudi, FST, Tunis)
- In vitro toxicology - pharmacology
(Christophe Chesné, France)
- Applications in pharmacotoxicology of 3D reconstructed human epidermal models
(Christian Pellevoisin, France)
Workshop 3
2D models: liver cells
HepaRG BIOPREDIC (Christophe Chesné)
Thursday
Feb 26, 2015
Workshop 4
3D models: skin cell culture
Episkin Academy - Lyon (Christian Pellevoisin)
Synthesis, debate and Discussion
Distribution of certificates
Closing Ceremony
                                                                                         

 


Workshop & training session in India

 

Workshop & training session in India