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Pharmeur Bio Sci Notes 2016;2015:82-96

Alternatives to HIST for acellular pertussis vaccines: progress and challenges in replacement.

Arciniega J, Wagner L, Prymula R, Sebo P, Isbrucker R, Descampe B, Chapsal JM, Costanzo A, Hendriksen C, Hoonaker M, Nelson S, Lidster K, Casey W, Allen D


The 'International Workshop on Alternatives to the Murine Histamine Sensitization Test for Acellular Pertussis Vaccines: Progress and Challenges in the Replacement of HIST' was held on 24 August 2014, in Prague, Czech Republic, as a satellite meeting to the 9th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences. Participants discussed the progress and challenges associated with the development, validation, and implementation of in vitro assays as replacements for the histamine sensitisation test (HIST) for acellular pertussis vaccines. Discussions focused on the consistency approach, the necessary framework for regulatory acceptance of a harmonised method, and recent international efforts towards the development of in vitro assays to replace the HIST. Workshop participants agreed that acceptable alternatives to the HIST should be based on ADP ribosylation-mediated cell intoxication and therefore that the CHO cell clustering assay, which measures cell intoxication, should be further pursued and developed as a possible replacement for the HIST. Participants also agreed to continue ongoing multinational discussions involving national and international standardisation authorities to reach consensus and to organise collaborative studies in this context for assay characterisation and calibration of reference materials.

Category: Journal Article
PubMed ID: #27506225
PubMed Central ID: #PMC4980995
Includes FDA Authors from Scientific Area(s): Biologics
Entry Created: 2016-08-13