Citoxlab was active at the 2014 SOT meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, USA (25 March 2014) and presented a sponsored session on “The minipig as a model in ocular toxicology”. The session was jointly sponsored by Citoxlab together with Ellegaard Gottingen Minipigs, Denmark.
The minipig is now considered to be an appropriate alternative to other non-rodent species. Citoxlab is recognized as a leader in the use of minipigs and has a wealth of experience in the field of ocular toxicology in this species.
Three detailed presentations were given and covered topical issues such as intravitreous administration, subretinal administration, electroretinography and optical coherence tomography:
- The comparative anatomy of the minipig eye (Peter Glerup, Denmark),
- Test item administration to the minipig eye (Robert Tavcar, North-America),
- Techniques for the evaluation of the minipig eye (Simon Authier, North-America).