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UK Home Office adopts ban on the testing of household products on animals and releases first Delivery Report on reducing the use of animals in scientific research

Posted: April 10, 2015 A March 12, 2015 news release by the UK government announced that “testing of household products on animals will be banned.” This new animal testing ban will come into effect in October 2015. It will apply to all finished household products, including “detergents, polishes and cleaning products, laundry products, air fresheners, […]
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Novel technologies to overcome challenges faced by the pharmaceutical and chemical industries

Industry, small and medium-sized enterprises and academia are coming together, through the NC3Rs CRACK IT program, to solve three challenges faced by the pharmaceutical and chemical industries; all of which should reduce the number of animals used in scientific research. Nine research and development consortia have been awarded up to £100,000 each, as part of […]
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A brief introduction to Systematic Review

Posted: February 13, 2015 The exponential proliferation of biomedical data in scientific literature and public databases make systematic reviews more necessary than ever. At the same time, a corresponding proliferation of powerful computing aids to search, aggregate, and evaluate this literature make systematic reviews increasingly thorough and useful. In the field of toxicology especially, systematic […]
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New EPA Guidance Would Reduce Use of Lab Animals and Increase Relevant Acute Toxicity Data on Pesticides; Comments on draft guidance due by March 10

Posted: February 6, 2015 In an effort to help expand the acceptance of alternative methods for acute toxicity testing, EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs has released a new draft guidance document. The agency is accepting comments on the draft guidance for 60 days, until March 10, 2015. With the rapid advances in science and continual […]
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Cosmetics Regulation animal test ban declared subordinate to REACH registration testing requirements by ECHA

Published: November 25, 2014 On October 27, 2014, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published a short article titled “Clarity on interface between REACH and the Cosmetics Regulation” (ECHA/NA/14/46). The ECHA clarification, in full, was the following: “To meet the requirements of the new Cosmetics Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009) cosmetic products are prohibited to be […]
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IFER funds new graduate fellowships for research into the development of alternatives to the use of animals in science

Posted: October 15, 2014 Peggy Cunniff, President of the International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER), and Peter O’Donovan, Executive Director of IFER, announced this week the funding of three new graduate fellowships, and the renewal of three fellowships awarded in previous years. The awards are based on recommendations of the IFER Scientific Advisory Board following […]
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