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Professors Ferguson and Moseley have developed an evidence-based methodology for studying phototoxicity in clinical volunteers. Over the years Professor Ferguson has developed substantial expertise in advising the need or otherwise for such work.

Clinical phototoxicity trials test drugs or products supplied by industry for phototoxicity in healthy volunteers. The results are analysed and reported back to the trial sponsor.

The range of services offered by Spectratox includes:

Full phototoxicity services comprise:

  • Volunteer phototoxicity studies for topical and systemic drugs
  • Laboratory phototoxicity and photogenotoxicity testing
  • Scientific input
  • Study design
  • Protocol production and review (in collaboration with sponsor)
  • Ethics submission and approval
  • Obtaining Regulatory approval (if necessary)
  • CRF or eCRF (case report form) design
  • IMP (investigational medicinal product) management
  • Volunteer recruitment and consent
  • Dosing and sampling
  • Phototesting and recording of results
  • Accident and Emergency management
  • Monitoring and Quality Assurance
  • Data management
  • Interpretation of results
  • Report writing and advice on product labelling and clinical management

Phototoxicity testing is carried out on the premises of the National Photobiology Unit, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School (part of NHS Tayside) but Spectratox Ltd is completely independent of the NHS.


Web Site Launched

18th April 2008