Participation in an, in-vitro/ex-vivo, Interlaboratory Assay Comparison, relating to the assessment of nanomaterial-biological interactions
The EU science hub defines interlaboratory comparisons in the following way: “Interlaboratory comparisons (ILCs) are organised either to check the ability of laboratories to deliver accurate testing results to their customers or to find out whether a certain method performs well and is fit for its intended purposes. The former is usually termed ‘proficiency testing’ and the latter ‘collaborative method validation study’. Only those methods passing the stringent requirements of such a study can be subject to standardisation by European or international standardisation bodies (European Committee for Standardization, CEN, and International Organization for Standardization, ISO).”
As part of the REFINE project, we have selected three in vitro/ex vivo assays for a collaborative method validation study in our drive to progress the field of nanobiomaterials.