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NCATS and FDA Hold Workshop on Assay Development for High Throughput Screening

Contributor: Catherine Sprankle, NICEATM The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold a workshop on April 5-6, 2016, at the Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building in College Park, Maryland, for scientists involved in assay development for high throughput screening and lead optimization. The goal of […]
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Mechanistic Oral Absorption Modeling and Simulation – FDA Workshop, May 19, 2016

Contributor: Sherry Ward, AltTox Source: Federal Register FDA public workshop: Mechanistic Oral Absorption Modeling and Simulation for Formulation Development and Bioequivalence Evaluation Date: May 19, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; must register on or before April 19, 2016 Location: FDA Conference Center at the White Oak Campus, Maryland Purpose of the workshop Share […]
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Join SETAC in Advancing the Adverse Outcome Pathway Concept

Contributor: Marilyn Matevia, HSUS An announcement from the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC): “The Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) is initiating a horizon scanning effort to advance the science and application of the Adverse Outcome Pathway (AOP) framework. This horizon scanning approach will allow us to identify and begin to address […]
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New Guidance Documents for Pesticide Testing and GHS Pilot Program Support EPA OPP’s Goal to Reduce Animal Testing

Contributor: Sherry Ward, AltTox Sources: EPA Pesticide Program Updates (e-newsletter), March 17, 2016; and Letter to Stakeholders… Yesterday, in this open letter to stakeholders, EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) announced progress on “its goal to significantly reduce the use of animals in acute effects testing”: Letter to Stakeholders on EPA Office of Pesticide Programs’s Goal to Reduce Animal Testing […]
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Webinar Series on Inhalation Toxicity Begins March 29

Contributor: Catherine Sprankle, NICEATM NICEATM and the PETA International Science Consortium (PISC) are co-hosting a webinar series on Alternative Approaches for Acute Inhalation Toxicity to Address Global Regulatory and Non-regulatory Data Requirements. The first webinar will be on March 29 from 11:00 a.m. to noon EDT; the topic is “Current Testing Practices: Regulatory Requirements and […]
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Hands-On AOP Seminar at SOT: Creating an Adverse Outcome Pathway in the AOP Wiki

Contributor: Marilyn Matevia, HSUS (Reposted from the January AltTox Digest) The Human Toxicology Project Consortium (HTPC) and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) will co-sponsor a “hands-on seminar,” Creating an Adverse Outcome Pathway in the AOP Wiki, Tuesday, March 15 from 5:00 PM–7:00 PM in the Belle Chasse Room of the Hilton New Orleans […]
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February ECHA Newsletter

Contributor: Sherry Ward, AltTox The February issue of the ECHA Newsletter has many informative articles, including this one explaining the ways ECHA promotes the use of alternative methods: Alternatives to animal testing – what’s new in 2016? “This year, the focus is on promoting alternative methods and approaches that are relevant for the information requirements […]
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Congratulations to the 2015 NC3Rs Prize Winners

Contributor: Sherry Ward, AltTox Source: https://www.nc3rs.org.uk/news/dogs-3d-tissue-models-2015-3rs-prize “Three pieces of outstanding published research with 3Rs impacts have been given awards in this year’s 3Rs Prize competition, run by the NC3Rs, and sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline…. Two papers were declared joint winners of the 2015 Prize. The first describes a 3D model of the embryonic human brain created […]
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