The Food and Drug Administration, Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), has articulated research priorities that include the identification of in vitro models and assays for assessing tobacco constituent or compound hazards, and for comparing the respiratory toxicity of different tobacco products. The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS), a non-profit laboratory, has a mission to promote the use and regulatory acceptance of in vitro methods. With its experience in working collaboratively to optimize and validate in vitro methods, IIVS designed this workshop to bring together a consortium of experts and participants to specifically address the CTP's relevant research goals.
Areas to be explored in the workshop include:
Inflammation and Oxidative Stress
Ciliary Dysfunction and Ion Transport
Goblet Cell Hyperplasia and Mucus Production
Parenchymal/Bronchial Tissue Destruction and Remodeling