Over 45 Yrs Experience. MB Research Labs has been a primary provider of chemical safety testing services to the chemical and consumer products industries.
MB Research has been accredited by AAALAC International, a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs since 1975.
Over 50,000 toxicigical studies performed – Extensive expertise in conducting in vivo toxicology
Standardized GLP Protocols available for skin and eye irritation, oral and dermal toxicity, dermal sensitization assays and phototoxicity.
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With a wide range of in vivo and in vitro test protocols available, MB Research Labs offers comprehensive capabilities to address your unique needs and goals.
MB has decades of expertise in many areas of in vivo and in vitro
testing, research, and safety evaluations, MB Research serves the testing needs of both government and industry. Our complete support services including consultation, protocol development, quality assurance, analytical chemistry and archive facilities are integral components of studies performed at MB. Our technical and support procedures are in full compliance with OECD, FDA, and EPA.
Chemical toxicology studies are routinely performed on a wide variety of compounds. The selection of specific studies to be conducted is based on the intended use of the compound and the applicable regulatory requirements. Protocols for the most commonly implemented regulatory studies are available upon request.
MB Research Labs is a leading in vitro toxicology laboratory that offers toxicological testing services to the cosmetic, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
One of the more important assays offered in the 3T3 Neutral Red Uptake Phototoxicity (3T3 NRU PT) Assay. The 3T3NRUPT is used to screen test materials for the potential of causing photoirritation after exposure to the material and sunlight.
The 3T3 NRU PT was developed and validated in a joint EU/COLIPA project from 1992-1997. In 1996, the 3T3 NRU PT was recommended by OECD as an in vitro approach for the assessment of chemicals phototoxicity potential. In April 2004, the 3T3 NRU PT protocol was finalized and adopted as the OECD 432 protocol, In Vitro 3T3 NRU phototoxicity test.
The 3T3 NRU PT can be utilized to identify the phototoxic effect of a test substance induced by the combination of test substance and light and is based on the comparison of the cytotoxic effect of a test substance when tested after the exposure and in the absence of exposure to a non-cytotoxic dose of UVA/vis light. Cytotoxicity is expressed as a concentration-dependent reduction of the uptake of the vital dye – Neutral Red.
Substances that are phototoxic in vivo after systemic application and distribution to the skin, as well as compounds that could act as phototoxicants after topical application to the skin can be identified by the test. The reliability and relevance of the 3T3 NRU PT have been evaluated and has been shown to be predictive when compared with acute phototoxicity effects in vivo in animals and humans.