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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Roberto A. Matamoros, DVM, PhD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This book provides an excellent presentation of the recent advances made in in vitro toxicology. Contributing authors place these advances in a meaningful perspective and present the material in easy-to-follow protocols.
Purpose: These protocols are designed to provide a collection of proven methods on in vitro toxicity testing. They present the scientific aspects of this complex and important area of toxicology and will be a valuable source of information for all those working in this field.
Audience: This book will serve the needs of scientists in the field of regulatory and research toxicology, including toxicologists, pathologists, and pharmacologists in industry, medicine, contract laboratories, and academia.
Features: This book presents the material with brevity, minimal use of jargon, and accuracy. The quality and pertinence of illustrations are appropriate. It presents practical references including recent publications. At the end of each chapter there is a useful section of notes with comments that cover troubleshooting and offer tips on how to get the best results from this techniques.
Assessment: This is a very good reference book for scientists in the field of in vitro toxicology. The authors succeeded in their efforts to fill the need for current knowledge on this subject. The introductory chapter on alternative tests for evaluating toxicity is especially useful in the areas of compound development, validation issues, and opportunities for the future in this important field of toxicology.