Simulations Plus enters research collaboration with European consortium
Simulations Plus announced that it has entered into a one-year funded research collaboration with a large European consortium to further develop and validate the mechanistic Transdermal Compartmental Absorption and Transit model in GastroPlus. Viera Lukacova, director of simulation sciences, said: "We are very pleased to have the opportunity to work with the diverse membership of this large European consortium to enhance the GastroPlus TCAT model in support of alternative approaches to animal testing. The model is already being utilized heavily within pharmaceutical companies to support transdermal product development activities. This project will contribute substantially to improvements in the program, specifically directed toward the predictions of local exposure within the skin layer following topical administration of various chemicals. We expect the developments under this agreement will aid companies and regulatory agencies as they strive to implement an animal-free chemical safety assessment program."