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BY 4.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter September 18, 2019

Safety evaluation of resveratrol as an active compound for drug-eluting cardiovascular implants

  • Valeria Khaimov EMAIL logo , Thomas Reske , Claudia Matschegewski , Niels Grabow and Thomas Eickner


Resveratrol is a member of stilbenoids with promising anti-atherosclerotic properties. This hallmark makes it an extremely interesting candidate for local drug delivery to damaged tissue adjacent to the implant in order to reduce implant-related complications. For the regulatory approval drug-eluting medical devices have to be thoroughly tested for safety, efficacy and interactions with the surrounding tissue, including tests for sensitization among others. Studies for sensitization help to estimate the risk for an allergic reaction upon prolonged exposure to a chemical compound. Due to increased social and regulatory demand for replacement of animal experiments by in vitro approaches a number of reliable predictive non-animal tests have been developed. Here, we assessed the skin sensitization potential of resveratrol by the direct peptide reactivity assay (DPRA), one of the first non-animal tests adopted by the OECD.

Published Online: 2019-09-18
Published in Print: 2019-09-01

© 2019 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin/Boston

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