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Appointment of Commissioner Borg May Jeopardize Animal-alternative Test Progress

Cosmetics Europe recently urged the industry to oppose the appointment of Tonio Borg as Health Commissioner, as his "commitment to conclude the introduction of the March 2013 [animal testing] ban without addressing scientific reality or consumer needs is a great concern."

NICEATM Calls for Scientific Experts and Data on Eye Testing

The National Toxicology Program Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM) is looking for scientific experts and data for a scientific review panel.

A Synthetic Tissue-based In vitro Ocular Irritation Assay

The testing of personal care products for ocular irritancy ensures their safety, proper labeling and consumer satisfaction. In relation, there is a current demand for animal-alternative tests. Thus, described here is a method using synthetic tissue to test for mild, moderate and severe ocular irritation, including data validating this method as an effective means to screen products.

EPA, L'Oréal Collaborate to Build Animal-Alternative Test Methods

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and global cosmetic manufacturer L’Oréal announced a research collaboration to develop animal-alternative toxicity tests to ensure product safety.

ICCVAM Recommends Non-animal Endocrine Disruptor Screening

The Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM) has recommended a non-animal test method to identify estrogen agonist and antagonist activity. In addition to recommending the test, ICCVAM also found the method to provide a number of benefits over the method currently employed in the United States.

Public Comments Requested for Development of NICEATM-ICCVAM 2013-2017 Five-Year Plan

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.

Colipa and EU Kick-off Animal Alternative Initiative

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.

Researchers Advance Animal-alternate Test for Skin Sensitization

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.

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