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Planned academy seminars
Hamburg / Germany

Local tolerance is of utmost importance for all topically applied products no matter whether pharmaceutical, medical device, cosmetic or consumer product. Too often it comes into focus only when it is too late, i.e. when the consumer complains about intolerance reactions. In order to avoid negative product experiences, manufacturers must make sure that their product in question is safe. This seminar was created to answer the most important questions on the subject of local tolerance. At the beginning of the three-day event, in vivo designs are presented in the proderm laboratories. On Day 2 dermatological basics will be taught and the legal framework will be discussed. Subsequently, the topics ’skin irritation‘ and ’skin allergies‘ are discussed in detail.  Exchange and networking can be intensified at the end of the second day during the dinner together. The third day consists predominantly of the presentation of non-clinical and in vivo concepts for assessing local tolerance.


  • Dermatologic basics and the spectrum of local tolerance
  • Legal requirements and the needs of safety assessors
  • In silico and in vitro approaches for evaluating local tolerance
  • Clinical testing methodology for basic evaluation of local tolerance and advanced skin tolerance claims

„Highly enjoyable - providing greater understanding and incorporating current best-practices and methodologies.“


„Nice talks, nice staff. nice and interesting participants and nice accomodation. Really recommendable seminar!“


„Very interesting seminar with focus on local tolerance (regulatory, toxicology, formulation and human aspects).“


Preliminary program

Day 1

9:00 am Welcome and introduction
9:15 am Dermatologic basics
10:00 am Legal basics: EU legislation and the safety assessor needs
10:45 am Coffee break
11:15 am Cosmetovigilance
11:45 am Assessment of natural ingredients in cosmetics
12:30 pm Lunch & networking
1:30 pm Skin irritation: clinical sspects
2:15 pm Skin irritation: What role can in vitro tests play in my evaluation?
3:00 pm Coffee break
3:30 pm Skin allergy: Clincal aspect
4:15 pm Skin allergy: Avoiding animal testing in product safety assessment
5:00 pm End of day 1

Day 2

9.00 am Sensory irritation, acneiforme and other local intolerance reactions
9:45 am In vitro evaluation of eye irritation
10:30 am Coffee break
11:00 am Local tolerance testing in humans: general framework and guidances, strategy, methodology and interpretation of results
12:30 pm Lunch & networking
1:30 pm Transfer to proderm labs

Practical demonstrations

2:15 pm Live demonstration of routine and advanced in vivo testing designs
4:15 Workshop ends

Waiting list

You are interested in participating in this webinar? Please contact our Scientific Consulting team in order to be added to a waiting list.

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