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The PETA International Science Consortium Ltd and Chemical Watch to present the final in a series of free webinars on alternatives to animal testing for REACH

Author: Amy J. Clippinger, PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. The final PETA International Science Consortium Ltd/Chemical Watch webinar, “The Regulatory Processes Involved in Acceptance of Non-Animal Tests,” will be presented by Derek Knight and Karin Kilian on 10 June 2015 at 10am Eastern Daylight Time. Derek Knight (Senior Scientific Advisor, ECHA) will speak about regulatory […]
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Recent articles from ECHA explain approaches to minimize animal testing for REACH

Author: Sherry Ward, AltTox The February and April 2015 ECHA Newsletters as well as other recent articles on the ECHA website include information that could assist companies in minimizing animal testing for REACH reporting requirements. In a November 2014 AltTox article (http://alttox.org/cosmetics-regulation-animal-test-ban-declared-subordinate-reach-registration-testing-requirements-echa/), we had cited a statement from the October 2014 ECHA Newsletter that said […]
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“21st Century Understanding of Chemicals” briefing

Author: Sherry Ward, AltTox Six videos from the April 6, 2015 Congressional briefing organized by the American Chemical Society (ACS) Science & the Congress Project, ACS Corporation Associates, and the American Political Science Association (http://www.congressplus.com/events/index.cfm?action=Event_Page&eventcode=ZxyVwS&bypass=true) are now available for viewing at https://vimeo.com/album/3323655.
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NAVS Humane Science Award Recipients at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

Author: Sherry Ward, AltTox NAVS Selects 2015 Humane Science Award Recipients at Intel ISEF May 18, 2015 Source: http://www.navs.org/science-first/2015-intel-international-science-and-engineering-fair Last week, NAVS attended the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair—the world’s largest international science competition for high school students—in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There, NAVS recognized three exceptional students with our Humane Science Award. For 14 years, […]
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Beyond Science and Decisions: From Problem Formulation to Dose-Response Assessment (Workshop 9)

Author: Lynne Haber, Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA) Beyond Science & Decisions – Workshop 9 June 9-10, 2015 Cincinnati, Ohio – University of Cincinnati, Kettering Laboratory Auditorium Almost 60 organizations have come together under the aegis of the Alliance for Risk Assessment (ARA), to conduct a series of meetings, with the ultimate goal of […]
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USDA APHIS NOTICE: VS Memorandum 800.112 Guidelines for Validation of In Vitro Potency Assays

Author: Sherry Ward, AltTox The Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB) recently added [05/07/2015] VS Memo 800.112 to its website, which may be accessed by clicking the following link: CVB Newly Published Information (http://www.aphis.usda.gov/wps/portal/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth?1dmy&urile=wcm%3apath%3a%2Faphis_content_library%2Fsa_our_focus%2Fsa_animal_health%2Fsa_vet_biologics%2Fct_vb_newly_published_info). This memorandum provides guidance concerning the information a firm should provide when submitting a new potency assay for consideration by the Center for Veterinary Biologics […]
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Upcoming NRC Workshop: Metabolomics as Tool for Characterizing Exposome

Contributor: Solmaz Spence, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Metabolomics—the study of the chemical fingerprints that cellular processes leave behind—is emerging as an important way to characterize exposure. On May 28-29, join the committee on Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions and researchers, professionals, and policy experts for a free workshop that will explore […]
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International Conference on Harmonization Regional Public Meeting, May 15

Author: Sherry Ward, AltTox [Also see the related blog post on April 13.] Preparation for International Conference on Harmonization Steering Committee and Expert Working Group Meetings in Fukuoka, Japan; Public Meeting Source: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/NewsEvents/ucm439475.htm The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is holding a regional public meeting on May 15, 2015, to provide information and receive comments […]
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