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WowWowSkin: Testing creams and balms with in vitro skin from dogs Featured

The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB has developed an in vitro dog skin model that can be used to test medical therapeutics for the treatment of canine skin diseases.

Dogs have an above-average predisposition to skin diseases. Atopic dermatitis, a form of neurodermatitis, affects around 10 to 15 percent of dogs, according to a recent Fraunhofer IGB press release. The treatment success of creams and ointments against dermatitis is often uncertain.

The model was developed on the basis of real skin cells. It is almost identical to skin of a living dog. It can be used for the development and testing of medical therapeutics and for examining the compatibility of care products and replaces animal experiments on living animals.

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