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Continuing education session dedicated to the comet assay

Next month, at the European Environmental Mutagen Society [EEMS] annual meeting (which is hosted by the United Kingdom Environmental Society [UKEMS] in Lancaster, UK) there will be a Continuing Education Session dedicated to the comet assay.

The session is sponsored by Huntingdon Life Sciences and takes place on Sunday 6th July.

The session will be chaired by Brian Burlinson, HLS, and he will give the introduction.  Next, Ulla Plappert-Helbig of Novartis, Switzerland will discuss “How to perform a high quality in vivo comet assay that is acceptable to the regulators?” Then, Carol Beevers from Covance UK will talk about “Interpretation of comet data - what does it all mean?”  After this, Melanie Guerard of Roche, Switzerland will explain the “Combination and Integration of the Comet assay in vivo: Experiences with repeated dosing of Methyl methanesulfonate, Temozolomide and Dibenzopyrene.”

Following a tea break (...because we are in England!) “Results of the EFPIA survey on the in vivo comet assay” will be covered by Bas-Jan Van Der Leede of Janssen Research & Development Belgium.  And finally, Roland Froetschl from BfArM Germany will discuss “Experience with (in vivo) comet assays in pharmaceutical testing: A regulator's view”

This session, delivered by experts in the comet assay field, many of which are Comet Assay IV users, is not to be missed. 

If you are interested in attending this session, please visit the EEMS annual meeting website to register for the meeting and find out other information.

The information in this article was taken from the program.   Please note, the program may be subject to change as speakers and presentations are confirmed in the coming weeks.

We, the Perceptive Instruments team, look forward to seeing you at this comet assay event and the EEMS meeting in Lancaster!

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