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NIH solicits next-generation retina organoids in prize competition – WebEx informational session today!

Source: https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-solicits-next-generation-retina-organoids-prize-competition A competition for radical ideas in the fight against blindness will move to its next phase by challenging participants to build functioning human retina prototypes. The National Eye Institute (NEI) 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge (NEI 3-D ROC 2020) is a $1-million federal prize competition designed to generate lab-grown human retinas from stem cells. […]
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Cefic-LRI Innovative Science Award Competition: Alignment of Adverse Outcome Pathway concept in toxicology with needs of risk assessment

Source: http://cefic-lri.org/news/cefic-lri-innovative-science-award-2018-competition-is-open/ The topic of the Cefic-LRI Innovative Science Award 2018 is “Improved alignment of the Adverse Outcome Pathway (AOP) concept in toxicology with the needs of risk assessment.” The Cefic-LRI Innovative Science Award, a €100.000 prize, supports promising new research in the field of mammalian and environmental toxicology. Applications are open until March 18, […]
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Chinese NIFDC calls for comment on DPRA and STE for safety assessment of cosmetic ingredients

On Feb 5th 2018 , the National Institutes for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC) of the Chinese FDA (CFDA) released a bulletin  calling for comments on two alternatives methods for safety assessment of cosmetic ingredients: the in chemico Direct Peptide Reactivity Assay for skin sensitization (OECD TG 442C)  and the in vitro Short-Term Exposure test for eye […]
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OECD launches the QSAR Toolbox version 4.2

The EHS Hazard Assessment programme is actively working to increase the regulatory acceptance of QSARs methods, tools and approaches such as the QSAR Toolbox and to make these technologies more accessible and transparent. The QSAR toolbox is a software application intended to the use of governments, chemical industry and other stakeholders in filling gaps in […]
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