EPAA Workshop Calls for Changes to Acute Toxicity Testing Requirements

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[page_title] On 16 September, the European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) convened a cross-sector workshop in Brussels to examine the findings of its task force regarding opportunities for application of the 3Rs in the area of acute systemic toxicity testing. Workshop participants included chemical and pesticide regulators from across EU member states […]

Europe Adopts New Law on Animal Experiments

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[page_title] On 8 September, the European Parliament voted to adopt a new law replacing the nearly 25-year-old Directive 86/609/EEC, which regulates the use of more than 12 million animals in European laboratories each year. The new Directive 2010/63/EU introduces a number of substantial improvements, including: Mandatory authorisation and project evaluation for all applications to use […]

In Vitro Skin Irritation, Other 3Rs Guidelines Adopted by OECD

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[page_title] 2010 has been another productive year for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) test guidelines programme, with multiple EU-pioneered and ECVAM-endorsed 3Rs methods achieving formal international acceptance as OECD guidelines and guidance documents. These include: TG429 (revised) – Local Lymph Node Assay (including the limit dose ‘rLLNA’ protocol) TG439 (new) – In […]