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TSCA webinar:

Emerging Science and Alternative Test Methods in Implementing the LCSA On Wednesday, April 19, Covington and Gradient will host the second live webinar on Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LCSA) implementation, “Emerging Science and Alternative Test Methods in Implementing the LCSA,” featuring guest speakers from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and The […]
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Request for Public Input: ICCVAM Strategic Roadmap

ICCVAM Strategic Roadmap To Establish New Approaches for Evaluating the Safety of Chemicals and Medical Products in the United States (Reposted from: https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/pubhealth/evalatm/natl-strategy/index.html) In 2007 the National Research Council published the seminal report “Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century: A Vision and a Strategy” that envisioned using human-based assays and model information to provide a […]
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The Humane Society of the United States solicits nominations for the 2017 Russell and Burch Award

The Humane Society of the United States welcomes nominations of scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of alternative methods in the areas of research, testing, or higher education for the Russell and Burch Award. Alternative methods—also known as the Three Rs—are methods that can replace or reduce the use of animals, or […]
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Get yours now: ECHA guidance on fulfilling REACH dossiers using alternatives to animal testing

The European Chemicals Agency has published guidance on the use of alternatives to animal testing to fulfill REACH dossier obligations. The Guidance is targeted toward small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and intended to provide guidance in time for the 2o18 deadline. The deadline of 31 May 2018 concerns companies that manufacture or import substances in […]
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Developmental neurotoxicity: OECD/EFSA experts discuss non-animal test methods

Fifty-nine participants from 15 countries attended a workshop on “Developmental Neurotoxicity (DNT): the use of non-animal test methods for regulatory purposes” in Brussels. The event, co-organised by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), focused on opportunities and challenges related to alternative methods for testing and assessing […]
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Invitation: Symposium on ‘Phasing out animal experiments, the next steps: applying openness, scientific justification and transparent reporting’

Especially for our European colleagues, notice of an upcoming symposium organized by the newly created Netherlands National Committee for the protection of animals used for scientific purposes (NCad) on December 8, 2016 in Brussels –registration ends Nov 1. From the program description: “The purpose of this symposium is to discuss whether the current animal use […]
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Advancing non-animal testing methods: first set of novel knowledge tools published

Catherine Willett, HSUS From the European Commission: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has recently published the first five adverse outcome pathways (AOP), three of which have been developed by the JRC. The AOPs are novel knowledge management tools in toxicology and are useful for supporting risk assessment to human health. They are […]
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Conference: New Frontiers in 3D Cell Culture-based Screening Technologies

Catherine Willet, HSUS Full-day event on 3D microtissue models for more relevant translational screening methods and safety testing October 13 Baltimore, MD, USA Advanced 3D tissue models are changing the shape of in vitro testing for drug discovery and development from flat, monolayer cell culture to more complex 3D systems providing greater physiological relevance. The […]
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OECD lists newly “endorsed” AOPS

Catherine Willet, HSUS OECD has created a new web page to list Adverse Outcome Pathways that have undergone scientific review by experts and have been agreed by the OECD National Coordinators to represent the current state of knowledge: Four of the first five AOPs to have undergone this review are now posted: Adverse Outcome Pathway […]
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Unilever offering annual award to promote alternatives in China

Catherine Willet, HSUS Unilever has launched an award to promote development and application of alternatives in China. The award called “Chinese Society of Toxicology Toxicology Unilever Alternatives Awards” was set up by Chinese society of toxicology, funded by Unilever. Two types of awards were announced: “Chinese Society of Toxicology Toxicology alternatives Unilever Innovation Award” (3 winners) and the “Chinese Society of Toxicology […]
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LUSH prize for in vitro research, training, advocacy

Kate Willett, HSUS There is just one month left to nominate for Lush Prize 2016, the biggest annual prize fund supporting the complete replacement of animal testing, across science, campaigns and lobbying, with a focus on toxicology / safety testing. Nominations close at midnight on 24th July (wherever you are in the world!) so don’t delay […]
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Kleinstreuer Appointed NICEATM Deputy Director

Congratulations to Nicole Kleinstreuer! From: NICEATM News – January 22, 2016 Nicole Kleinstreuer, Ph.D., has been named deputy director of NICEATM. Kleinstreuer most recently worked for ILS, the NICEATM support contractor, where she led the NICEATM computational toxicology group. In her new role as NICEATM deputy director she will continue to lead NICEATM computational toxicology […]
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