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JRC seminar: Visit of Chinese FDA to EURL ECVAM

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Sep 19, 2013
JRC, Ispra (Varese, Italy)
Organizer: EURL ECVAM

EURL ECVAM scientists and a representative of the CFDA discussed the state of play of alternatives to animal testing in the EU and China


Today Dr. BaoJun Lin, a representative for cosmetics issues at the Chinese Food & Drug Administration (CFDA), visited EURL ECVAM (the European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing). The CFDA, launched in May 2013 and retaining the same responsibilities as its predecessor, the SFDA (China's State Food and Drug Administration), is a ministerial-level agency exercising supervision on the safety management of food, health food and cosmetics in accordance with the law. A seminar was organised on that occasion in the premises of the European Commission Joint Research Centre in Ispra (Italy), in which EURL ECVAM scientists and the representative of the CFDA illustrated and discussed the state of play of alternatives to animal testing in the EU and China. Dr. BaoJun Lin was accompanied by Mr Roger Montigny, Regulatory Advisor for Cosmetics Europe in China.

Among the topics covered by EURL ECVAM: activities in the field of method validation prior to regulatory acceptance, including EURL ECVAM Recommendations on validated test methods; collaboration with the International Cooperation on Alternative Test Methods (ICATM); managing of the EU-NETVAL (European Union Network of Laboratories for the Validation of Alternative Methods); publication of dedicated web search tools (second edition of the EURL ECVAM Search Guide). Dr. BaoJun Lin illustrated the status of alternatives to animal testing in China, with a focus on cosmetics. The meeting ended with a visit to the EURL ECVAM GLP facility.

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a) View of the seminar room. Copyright EU 2013.

b) Participants to the seminar: EURL ECVAM scientists with Dr. BaoJun Lin, CFDA (third from left) and Mr R. Montigny, Cosmetics Europe (sixth from left). Copyright EU 2013.

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c) Dr. BaoJun Lin (CFDA) visits the EURL ECVAM GLP facility. Copyright EU 2013.

d) Dr. BaoJun Lin (left) and Mr R. Montigny (right) with a colleague of the EURL ECVAM GLP facility. Copyright EU 2013.

on the right:

e) Mr R. Montigny (Cosmetics Europe), Dr. BaoJun Lin (CFDA) and Mrs Elisabet Berggren (EURL ECVAM), presenting them copies of the SEURAT-1 Annual Report 2013, Volume 3 ("Towards the Replacement of in vivo Repeated Dose Systemic Toxicity Testing"). Copyright EU 2013.