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Registration Open for Rabies Vaccine Workshop; Poster Abstracts Due August 31

Registration is open for the October 16-17 workshop, “Implementing Nonanimal Approaches to Human and Veterinary Vaccine Testing: Achieving Scientific and Regulatory Success for Rabies and Beyond.” The workshop will be held at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. It is co-organized by NICEATM and the International Alliance for Biological Standardization. This workshop will bring […]
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SACATM Meeting September 5-6, Registration and Agenda Available

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods (SACATM) will meet September 5-6 in the Rodbell Auditorium, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. SACATM meets annually to advise NICEATM, ICCVAM, and the director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences regarding statutorily mandated duties of ICCVAM and activities of […]
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ICATM Partners to Present Public Update September 6

A public meeting of the International Cooperation on Alternative Test Methods (ICATM) is planned for Thursday, September 6 at 2:00 p.m. following the meeting of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods (SACATM). Representatives from Brazil, Canada, China, Korea, and the United States will provide an update on 3Rs activities in their respective countries. […]
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FIFRA Advisory Panel to Meet in December, Nominations Requested

The scientific advisory panel for the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA SAP) will meet December 4-7 at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Arlington, VA. The FIFRA SAP provides independent scientific advice, recommendations, and information to the EPA Administrator relating to the impact of pesticide regulatory actions on human health and the […]
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EPA Announces Funding Opportunity to Support Alternative Methods Development

EPA is funding research to promote the development and use of alternative test methods and strategies that reduce, refine, or replace vertebrate animal testing. Pertinent research includes approaches such as analog/read-across techniques, mathematical models, and tiered-testing approaches that integrate evidence from multiple sources to help accomplish these goals. Research activities should advance the science underpinning […]
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Article Describes New Marker for Androgen Activity

An article published online July 31 in Toxicological Sciences describes the development and validation of a novel gene expression biomarker to identify AR-modulating chemicals using a pattern-matching method. This collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and NICEATM demonstrates how high-throughput transcriptomic approaches can be used to identify molecular targets for environmental chemicals and provide […]
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Win 3D reconstructed human respiratory tissues

The PETA International Science Consortium and Epithelix recently announced an award to provide an opportunity to researchers worldwide to win three-dimensional reconstructed human respiratory tissues from Epithelix. The awardee will receive a $5,000 award redeemable for Epithelix MucilAirTM or SmallAirTM tissues. Applicants from any sector (e.g., industry, academia, government) are encouraged to apply and the […]
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Award to Attend In Vitro Toxicology Workshop

The PETA International Science Consortium is holding a contest to provide a student or early-career scientist with the opportunity to attend the annual Institute for In Vitro Sciences’ Practical Methods for In Vitro Toxicology workshop in January 2019 in Gaithersburg, MD, USA. Workshop attendees will participate in lectures by experts in the field of in […]
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ICCVAM Publishes 2016-2017 Biennial Report

The Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM) has published its 2016-2017 Biennial Report. The report highlights member agency activities supporting toxicology innovation, as well as regulatory agency initiatives to promote the 3Rs (replace, reduce, or refine animal use) and to provide information about the use of in vitro methods. Key ICCVAM, […]
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Funding Available for Tissue Chip Models

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) has issued funding opportunities to support development of tissue chip technologies. The National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control are offering support to develop technologies and methodologies in the biomedical and behavioral sciences with potential to succeed as commercial products. As part of this opportunity, […]
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FDA Webinar on In Silico Medicine August 9

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will present a webinar on “What We’re Doing to Advance In Silico Medicine at FDA.” Tina Morrison, Ph.D., chair of FDA’s Modeling and Simulation Working Group and Regulatory Advisor of Computational Modeling for FDA’s Office of Device Evaluation will give an overview of in silico modeling and simulation […]
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NICEATM/EPA Project Receives EPA Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annually recognizes outstanding scientific work of its employees with the Scientific Technological Achievement Awards (STAA). An EPA collaboration with NICEATM, “Using Novel Zebrafish Toxicity Assays to Evaluate a Predictive Model of Development Vascular Toxicity,” has received a Level III STAA, for projects accomplishing an unusually notable research or technological […]
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