Miniature Swine Model of Phototoxicity Testing

Miniature Swine Model of Phototoxicity Testing

Abstract Background/Purpose: This study determined the threshold doses for ‘solar erythema’ and for phototoxic responses to 8-methoxypsoralen (8-MOP) in white skin Hanford and grey skin Yucatan miniature swine. Methods: For threshold erythema determinations, the UVR...
Effects of Minoxidil on Hair Growth in Minipigs

Effects of Minoxidil on Hair Growth in Minipigs

Abstract Minipig skin is similar to humans, and is often used to assess irritation to topically applied products. Evidence suggests Minoxidil is effective in enhancing hair growth in mice, but the effects of Minoxidil on hair growth in the minipig has not been...
Why Use Miniature Swine in Dermal Research?

Why Use Miniature Swine in Dermal Research?

Abstract Swine have been used extensively in dermal research because of the similarities of the integument to humans. Miniature swine offer many distinct advantages for dermal research. Skin researchers require efficient animal models which are predictive of human...