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  • 2022

Air-liquid interface (ALI) lung cell models cultured on permeable transwell inserts are increasingly used for respiratory hazard assessment requiring controlled aerosolization and deposition of any material on ALI cells. The approach presented herein aimed to assess the transwell insert-delivered dose of aerosolized materials using the VITROCELL® Cloud12 system, a commercially available aerosol-cell exposure system. An inter-laboratory comparison study was conducted with seven European partners having different levels of experience with the VITROCELL® Cloud12. A standard operating procedure (SOP) was developed and applied by all partners for aerosolized delivery of materials, i.e., a water-soluble molecular substance (fluorescence-spiked salt) and two poorly soluble particles, crystalline silica quartz (DQ12) and titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NM-105). The material dose delivered to transwell inserts was quantified with spectrofluorometry (fluorescein) and with the quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) integrated in the VITROCELL® Cloud12 system. The shape and agglomeration state of the deposited particles were confirmed with transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Inter-laboratory comparison of the device-specific performance was conducted in two steps, first for molecular substances (fluorescein-spiked salt), and then for particles. Device- and/or handling-specific differences in aerosol deposition of VITROCELL® Cloud12 systems were characterized in terms of the so-called deposition factor (DF), which allows for prediction of...

Bannuscher, Anne; Schmid, Otmar; Drasler, Barbara; Rohrbasser, Alain; Braakhuis, Hedwig M.; Meldrum, Kirsty; Zwart, Edwin P.; Gremmer, Eric R.; Birk, Barbara; Rissel, Manuel; Landsiedel, Robert; Moschini, Elisa; Evans, Stephen J.; Kumar, Pramod; Orak, Sezer; Doryab, Ali; Samulin-Erdem, Johanna Maria; Serchi, Tommaso; Vandebriel, Rob J.; Cassee, Flemming R.; Doak, Shareen H.; Petri-Fink, Alke; Zienolddiny, Shanbeh; Clift, Martin J.D.; Rothen-Rutishauser, Barbara
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