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Acute Systemic Toxicity: U.S. Regulatory Testing News

Posted: November 27, 2017 Updated Acute Systemic Toxicity Section on AltTox Dr. John ‘Jack’ R. Fowle has published a new section on AltTox, “Acute Systemic Toxicity: Regulatory Testing Overview.” Highlights include two recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) policy initiatives: 1) EPA’s intent (along with five other U.S. agencies) to move away from “the commonly […]
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US FDA – New Paradigms in Drug Safety Testing

Posted: September 5, 2017 The US Food & Drug Administation’s (FDA) is working to modernize and improve drug safety and efficacy assessment methods by developing and implementing new scientific approaches. Three ongoing FDA programs are described below, and in one case, an additional modification is suggested. Cardiotoxicity Testing and the CiPA Initiative Current methods required […]
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DIY Entrepreneurship: Regulation Crowdfunding

Posted: September 25, 2016 In late July, Beta Bionics, a Boston startup developing an artificial pancreas device for type I diabetes, became the first company to raise $1 million from 775 different investors using the new crowdfunding rules (Rosenblum, 2016). By August 13, three U.S. companies were reported to have reached the annual $1 million […]
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Implementing the Vision for Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century: An Opportunity for Action

Posted: August 25, 2016 In 2007 the National Research Council (NRC) published the seminal report, Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century: A Vision and a Strategy, which envisioned using information derived from human-based assays and models to provide a more efficient, predictive, and less costly system for assessing the effects of xenobiotics on human health. […]
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Tracking progress: They say, knowledge is power

Posted: May 31, 2016 One of our content updates this month is an updated version of AltTox’s Table of Validated & Accepted Alternative Methods (“Table”). This Table, which provides a comprehensive list of alternative methods endorsed as scientifically valid by ICCVAM (United States), EURL ECVAM (European Union), and/or JaCVAM (Japan), has become one of the […]
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