International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation (ICCR), Outcomes of the Meeting Held July 8-10, 2013
July 17, 2013
Membership and Observer Participation
Alternatives to Animal Testing
In silico Prediction Models for Cosmetic Safety Assessment
ICCR invited China and Brazil to participate as observers of the ICCR process.
Regulators received an updated report on International Cooperation on Alternative Test Methods (ICATM) activities.
The industry report entitled “Inventory of validated Alternatives to Animal Testing worked upon by ICATM partners, applicable for cosmetic products and their ingredients in all ICCR Regions” prepared for ICCR was accepted. The Annex to the report was discussed and was accepted to be updated on a semi-annual basis.
The working group (WG) of in silico prediction models for safety assessment made the progress report at the Regulators-Industry Dialogue Meeting.
It was agreed that the WG will do a high level review of the in silico capability in relation to potential application in the assessment of cosmetic ingredients, highlighting any data/knowledge gaps and needs for further work toward ICCR-8.
The document “Characterization of Nanomaterials III-Insolubility, Biopersistence and Size Measurement in Complex Media” was presented.
The WG of Characterization of Nanomaterials will continue its work with a survey on scientific information to be conducted by the WG between ICCR-8 and ICCR-9. The result will be reported at the ICCR-9.
The document “Safety Approaches to Nanomaterials in Cosmetics” was accepted and will be posted.
The document on lead was accepted, subject to editorial changes.
The documents on Mercury and 1,4-dioxane will continue to be a priority for ICCR.
Following the presentation and discussion, industry agreed to provide additional information and a proposal for future discussion.
The WG presented a progress report at the Regulators-Industry Dialogue Meeting and intends to deliver a draft high level report for consideration at ICCR-8.