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Dec 07, 2011 | 09:51 AM CST
NIEHS and NICEATM invite public comments that can be considered by the ICCVAM and the agencies' program offices in updating the NICEATM-ICCVAM 2008-2012 Five-Year Plan to develop the 2013-2017 Five-Year Plan.
Oct 03, 2011 | 11:36 AM CDT
SCoutech, a joint venture between Symrise AG and Cutech Srl, has received a patent on its ex vivo real skin model that reportedly bridges the gap between in vitro and in vivo testing of anti-aging products.
Mar 04, 2011 | 02:33 PM CST
Safety Evaluation Ultimately Replacing Animal Testing (SEURAT), a research initiative funded by the European Union's Health Programme and Colipa, has gotten underway with a kick-off meeting, held March 1-3, 2011, in Cascais, Portugal.
Sep 22, 2010 | 10:48 AM CDT
Four test method evaluation reports are now available from ICCVAM that provide recommendations for performing eye safety testing more humanely, and for developing and using non-animal test methods and strategies. Among these reports, ICVAAM has recommended that a cytosensor microphysiometer (CM) test method may be used to screen surfactant-containing formulations such as personal care products for the ability to cause permanent or severe eye injuries.
Aug 11, 2010 | 10:31 AM CDT
By: Rachel Grabenhofer
This edition of "Patent Picks" features recently issued patents relevant to advances in testing for cosmetics R&D.
Jun 02, 2010 | 09:11 AM CDT
Researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and Portland State University have developed an animal-alternative test method to assess the potential for chemicals in consumer products to cause skin allergies.
May 10, 2010 | 12:20 PM CDT
By: Annelie Struessman, PhD, CONUSBAT
The European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI) has developed an approach for its members to address animal testing bans imposed by the 7th Amendment to the EU Cosmetics Directive.
Feb 26, 2010 | 11:56 AM CST
By: Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazin…
The Hurel Corp. has developed a microfluidic, non-animal alternative to the LLNA and it has partnered with L’Oréal to make this approach a reality—in the form of a chip.
Jan 22, 2010 | 02:47 PM CST
A chip created by L'Oréal and Hurel Corp. is designed to replace the local lymph node assay, a test often performed on cosmetic raw materials. In addition to saving animals, the chip is also said to be less expensive than animal testing. Hurel developed the working microfluidic portion of the chip.
Jan 21, 2010 | 04:02 PM CST
Researchers from the University of Tokyo have created a strong, self-healing hydrogel with applications in tissue engineering and drug delivery. The material incorporates a binder made from long chains of polyethylene glycol, an ingredient commonly used in skin care.