The second in a series of three webinars with the PETA International Science Consortium

The PETA International Science Consortium, an organisation that promotes reliable and relevant regulatory testing approaches that project human health and the environment while eliminating the use of animals, and Chemical Risk Manager, have teamed up to present a free webinar series focusing on non-animal methods and testing strategies that can be used to meet REACH requirements. This series updates the popular 2014-2015 webinar series and will reflect the significant progress in the use and acceptance of non-animal methods that has occurred in recent years.

During this 75-minute webinar, Dr Susanne Kolle introduced data requirements, including the 2016 update to REACH Annex VII, and provided an overview of the key mechanism of skin sensitisation based on the published adverse outcome pathway. Dr Silvia Casati then described the in vitro and in chemico methods that can be used to assess skin sensitisation, with a specific focus on the validated and OECD-adopted methods and combining them in defined approaches. Dr Kolle provided examples of defined approaches to hazard identification and potency categorisation, and Dr Casati then closed the webinar with a review of current OECD activities in the field of skin sensitisation.


  • Silvia Casati, European Union Reference Laboratory for alternatives to animal testing (EURL-ECVAM)
  • Dr Susanne Kolle, BASF