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US-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council Meeting: May 4-5, Washington, DC

Contributor: Sherry Ward, AltTox Source: USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Weekly Digest Bulletin, 04/19/2016 Dear RCC stakeholders: We invite you to participate in the U.S.–Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council Stakeholder Meeting, to be held at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. on May 4-5 2016. Please indicate your attendance at this two-day event […]
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New environmental policy reports from Science for Environment Policy

Contributor: Sherry Ward, AltTox Science for Environment Policy, a free news and information service published by Directorate-General Environment, European Commission, has published two new reports as part of their work to support policymakers with “quality environmental research for evidence-based policy.” Identifying emerging risks for environmental policies. Future Brief 13: “While identifying, predicting and monitoring known […]
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NIH funding: Cell line identification tools; Human tissue models for infectious disease

Contributor: Sherry Ward, AltTox Tools for Cell Line Identification (SBIR [R43/R44]); PA-16-186 Due Dates: Standard dates through April 6, 2019 Funding Opportunity Purpose: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is intended to address the problem of misidentified cell lines. Many advances in biomedical science have arisen from studies of cultured cell lines, which are widely used […]
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‘Nano’ Today

Introduction Nanotechnology encompasses a wide variety of nanosized materials, or nanomaterials (NMs), which are defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as materials with any external dimension in the nanoscale or having internal structure or surface structure in the nanoscale (ISO, 2011). There is a large number of NMs in the global marketplace with […]
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EDQM symposium, “The Challenges of Quality Requirements for Fish Vaccines,” call for posters by April 15

Contributor: Sherry Ward, AltTox Source: European Pharmacopoeia Work Programme Symposium 10 May 2016 to 11 May 2016; Oslo, Norway Programme Overview Global production of fish from aquaculture has grown substantially in the past decade and this growth has brought with it many economic benefits and challenges. Like other forms of animal production, disease prevention and […]
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Vaccines for Veterinary Use: A step further on the 3Rs path

Contributor: Sherry Ward, AltTox Source: European Pharmacopoeia News 10 March 2016 As part of the Ph. Eur. Commission’s efforts to replace in vivo with in vitro methods, around 40 inactivated vaccine-specific monographs and the general monograph Vaccines for veterinary use (0062) were adopted at its 153rd Session in November 2015. These texts will be published […]
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ICCVAM to Hold Public Forum May 25

Contributor: Catherine Sprankle, NICEATM ICCVAM will hold a public forum on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m. at the National Institutes of Health Natcher Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Representatives of the federal agencies on ICCVAM will be present to hear ideas and suggestions from interested stakeholders and the public. […]
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