Recent in Animal Alternatives (page 4 of 5)
May 6, 2008
The Database on Alternative Methods (DB-ALM) now offers the public a directory of individuals and institutions that are active in the field of animal-alternative testing methods .
May 1, 2008 | Robert Holtz, BioInnovation Laboratories
This is the third column in a continuing discussion regarding the new REACH regulations and their impact on chemical testing. The first appeared in December 2007 and discussed dermal corrosive potential testing; the second, in February 2008, covered dermal irritancy potential testing.
Mar 25, 2008
The National Institute of Health (NIH) is collaborating with the Enviromental Protection Agency (EPA) to improve the safety testing of chemicals. Both agencies have agreed to a new toxicity testing agreement to reduce reliance on animal testing.
Feb 11, 2008
The Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM) has created a five year plan to reduce, refine and replace the use of animals in research and product testing.
Dec 3, 2007 | Robert Holtz, BioInnovation Laboratories
The authors of the REACH directive had the foresight to recognize the impact of such a large amount of testing on animal use and mandated that in vitro testing methods should be used as animal testing alternatives whenever possible.
Nov 6, 2007
Symrise and Cutech Srl have developed a new skin model out of pig skin as an alternative to animal testing.
Nov 5, 2007
Johann Wiechers, PhD, writes: I am driving in a taxi somewhere with a female colleague when she asks me an intriguing question. “Tell me, Johann, how would you measure breast firming?”
Jun 7, 2007
The US National Toxicology Program (NTP), Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM) has requested comments, nominations of scientific experts and submission of data on the murine local lymph node assay.
May 9, 2007
A framework has been established between the European Union (EU) and the United States that is expected to produce greater cooperation in the cosmetic and personal care industry.
May 3, 2007
Colipa announced yesterday that The European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods (EVCAM) scientific committee now endorses new safety test methods that eliminate animal testing.
Feb 12, 2007
Reducing animal use for testing drugs and cosmetics was the focus of a recent congress held in Chennai, India.
Jan 3, 2007
The EPAA recently presented a report covering the actions made toward the replacement, reduction and refinement of animal testing.