Dermal absorption studies help pharmaceutical manufacturers evaluate skin absorption of topical drug delivery systems and OTC pharmaceutical products. Also known as percutaneous absorption, these analyses provide product risk assessment data following skin exposure.
“Pharmaceutical, consumer products, agrochemical and other chemical industries have a critical need for high-quality scientific partners who understand the regulatory guidelines and can execute complex study designs,” said EAG’s chief executive officer, Siddhartha Kadia, Ph.D. “These new dermal capabilities strengthen EAG’s offering to companies required to assess their products’ potential effects on human health and the environment in accordance with OECD Guidelines.”
Also, Bill Reifenrath, Ph.D., has been appointed senior scientific advisor at EAG Laboratories in Hercules, CA. Dr. Reifenrath is a pioneer in the development and refinement of dermal absorption techniques used to screen topical pharmaceuticals and evaluate dermal absorption of chemicals for risk assessments. Dr. Reifenrath is an active member of the Society of Toxicology (SOT) and previously served as Councilor and President of SOT’s Dermal Toxicology Specialty Section.