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REACH and In Vitro Alternatives: Phototoxicity Testing

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.

Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto: Robots to Reduce Animal Testing

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.

ICCVAM Creates Five Year Plan

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.

Testing Tactics—REACH and In vitro Alternatives: Corrosive Potential Testing

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.

Ex Vivo Porcine Developed as Alternative to Animal Testing

Symrise and Cutech Srl have developed a new skin model out of pig skin as an alternative to animal testing.

Alternative Testing or Testing Alternatives?

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?”

NICEATM Requests Info on the Murine Local Lymph Node Assay

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.

EU and US Discuss Animal Testing

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.

Colipa Approves Animal Testing Alternatives

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.

India Looks to Reduce Animal Testing

Reducing animal use for testing drugs and cosmetics was the focus of a recent congress held in Chennai, India.

EPAA Reports on a Year of Progress Towards Animal Testing Reduction

The EPAA recently presented a report covering the actions made toward the replacement, reduction and refinement of animal testing.

API Campaigns Against Animal Testing for Cosmetics

The Animal Protection Institute (API), a US national non-profit animal advocacy organization, announced the launch of a campaign to combat misleading animal testing labeling practices...