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ICCVAM Advisory Committee to Meet September 2

Contributor: Catherine Sprankle, NICEATM ICCVAM’s advisory committee, the Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods, will hold its annual meeting on September 2 in the Rodbell Auditorium at NIEHS in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. You must preregister to attend the meeting in person; the meeting will also be webcast. An agenda, other materials, and […]
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USDA Requests Comments on Petition to Revise Animal Use Reporting Requirements

Contributor: Catherine Sprankle, NICEATM The Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) has received a petition from the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) to increase the level of detail in information collected from research facilities in their reports on animal use. NAVS is asking that the annual report required under the Animal […]
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NIH Updates Solicitation for SBIR/STTR Grant Applications

Contributor: Catherine Sprankle, NICEATM The NIH has updated the solicitation announcement for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant applications. The NIEHS section has been updated to include a section on “Toxicity Screening, Testing, and Modeling,” which states an interest in “technologies to improve predictivity in toxicology testing to support […]
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EPA Federal Register notice and opportunity for comment on its Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program

Contributor: Sherry Ward, AltTox The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published a Federal Register notice and opportunity for comment on its Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program. Below is just a small part of the notice’s content. Source: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OPPT-2015-0305-0001 Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OPPT-2015-0305 Abstract: Federal Register for Friday, June 19, 2015 (80 FR 35350) (FRL–9928–69 ) Use of […]
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Submit an Abstract for ASCCT 4th Annual Meeting

Contributor: Kristie Sullivan, PCRM Registration and abstract submission for the 4th Annual ASCCT Meeting are now open. Integrated Approaches to Testing and Assessment: Promises and Challenges of a More Flexible Approach to Toxicology Testing October 1-2, 2015 Environmental Protection Agency, Durham, North Carolina, US Plenary Lectures: Moving Beyond One Test: Leveraging the Whole Toolbox for […]
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EPA seeks nominations for new Chemical Safety Advisory Committee on or before July 13, 2015

Contributor: Marilyn Matevia, HSUS The purpose of the Chemical Safety Advisory Committee is to provide expert scientific advice, information, and recommendations to the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT). The major objective is to provide advice and recommendations on: The scientific basis for risk assessments, methodologies, and pollution prevention measures or approaches. The EPA […]
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Board of Appeal agrees with PISC in ruling that may save 1300 animals

Author: Joseph Manuppello, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals The European Chemical Agency’s Board of Appeal today reversed a decision by ECHA that required CINIC CHEMICALS EUROPE, Sàrl to conduct an extended one generation reproductive toxicity study (EOGRTS). ECHA had refused to consider new information after a self-imposed deadline and updates to the registrant’s […]
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA] – Centennial Challenges Program – Tissue Engineering Challenge – Request for Information

Author: Sherry Ward, AltTox https://www.fbo.gov/?s=opportunity&mode=form&tab=core&id=0905c3a33c88d0b702f92bcbe74479c1&_cview=0 Solicitation Number: NNM15ZZP006L Notice Type: public feedback is being sought – this is not a funding notice Synopsis: I. SUMMARY The Centennial Challenges Program is NASA’s flagship program for technology prize competitions (www.nasa.gov/challenges). The Centennial Challenges Program directly engages the public, academia, and industry in open prize competitions to stimulate […]
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CRACK IT Solutions: Partners sought to help develop and validate a portable bioluminescence test for botulinum neurotoxin

Author: Sherry Ward, AltTox “Researchers from University of Freiburg, Germany, are seeking partners to validate and commercialize their novel automated bioluminescence assay (BLBTest) for detecting botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) to replace mouse bioassays. What could the Solution be used for? The BLB-Test is a portable, highly sensitive, automated assay for detecting BoNT as a replacement for […]
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New EPA Guidance: Alternate Testing Framework for Classification of Eye Irritation Potential of EPA Pesticide Products

Author: Marilyn Matevia, HSUS The EPA has released updated guidance for testing antimicrobial cleaning products for their potential to cause eye irritation. From the EPA announcement: This updated guidance document, effective immediately, describes a testing framework for assessing eye irritation potential of EPA-registered antimicrobial cleaning products using three in vitro/ex vivo assays (non-animal tests): Bovine […]
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Innocentive Posts 2 Open Innovation Challenges for In Vitro Kidney Microphysiological Systems

Author: Sherry Ward, AltTox AstraZeneca Challenge: In Vitro Proximal Tubule Model Systems: Innocentive: https://www.innocentive.com/ar/challenge/9933749 Challenge ID: 9933749 AWARD: $15,000 USD; DEADLINE: 6/26/15 “AstraZeneca is seeking innovative approaches to developing a model system of the proximal tubule in vitro. Ideally, the model should incorporate a self-contained microphysiological unit in which biologically appropriate media, fluid flow, and shear stress can […]
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Lush Prize 2015 open for nominations

Author: Craig Redmond, Lush Prize Team The Lush Prize 2015 is now open for nominations. This £250,000 (€300,000) annual prize fund rewards recent outstanding initiatives to end animal testing, particularly in the area of toxicology. It is divided into five prize categories: Science, Training, Young Researcher (under 35 years old), Lobbying and Public Awareness. £50,000 […]
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