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EURL ECVAM is inviting public comments on its draft Recommendation on the use of non-animal approaches for skin sensitisation testing

Deadline for comments: 16th April 2017 

The European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) is inviting public comments on its latest draft Recommendation concerning the use of non-animal approaches for skin sensitisation testing.

The draft Recommendation is available for download below.

The document illustrates EURL ECVAM views on the regulatory use of individual test methods, including two in vitro methods peer reviewed by ESAC, the LuSens and the U-SENS™, and defined approaches (i.e. approaches generating prediction by the integration of data obtained with a fixed set of information sources and based on a fixed data interpretation procedure) to be used together with other relevant information for skin sensitisation assessment. In addition it provides EURL ECVAM recommendations on future work to be undertaken in the area to facilitate international uptake and harmonisation of non-animal approaches.

The document is also intended to support discussions at the OECD towards the definition of an international test guideline on defined approaches.

The draft Recommendation has already undergone commenting by PARERE, ESTAF and international ICATM partner organisations.

Comments on the draft Recommendation should be forwarded to no later than the 16 April 2017.

Draft Recommendation concerning the use of non-animal approaches for skin sensitisation testing