2021 GA Meeting May 12th, 14:00-15:30

2020 GA MEETING

 

The 2020 GA meeting which normally takes place in May was postponed to November 4th due to the global pandemic. The November 4th meeting which was virtual saw 20 attendees and lasted an hour as most of the GA mandated task/decisions were addressed by way of votes prior to the meeting. Chaired by Interim Chairman Dr Bernd Friede, the meeting though brief was effective with some key decisions taken as follows:

Some highlights:

  • Executive Committee: A new Executive team was endorsed with the 2nd Vice-Chairman becoming the Chairman and Secretary General maintained to ensure continuity
  • Non-EU letter of Access Fees: Letter of Access fees and administration fees for non-EU REACH-Like regulations per substance, per legal entity for non-MARA members was established
  • Members involvement in Non-EU regulations: MARA members wishing to register substances in non-EU REACH-like regulations will only pay administration fees as they own the data generated by MARA
  • Technical update: Three dossiers updated this year lead to a new classification for manganese based UVCB’s
  • 2020 Workplan and budget were ratified in Q1, 2020 via round robin votes.

IN VITRO SKIN CORROSION/ MnO2 (Manganese dioxide)/ OECD 431 /GLP

Introduction: The purpose of this test was to evaluate the corrosivity potential of the test material using the SkinEthic in vitro Reconstituted Human Epidermal (RHE) Model after treatment periods of 3 and 60 minutes. Corrosion is directly related to cytotoxicity in the SkinEthic tissue. Cytotoxicity was determined by the metabolic conversion of the vital dye MTT to formazan by viable cells in the test material treated cultures relative to the negative control. The results were used to make a prediction of the corrosivity potential of the test material. The method was designed to meet the requirements of the following:

  • OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals No. 431 “In Vitro Skin Corrosion: Human Skin Model Test” (adopted 2004)

 

Conclusion: The test material was considered not to have the potential to be corrosive in vivo.

 

To obtain the full study, please contact: reach@manganese.org

 

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