EURL ECVAM’s Status Report 2015 published
|Oct 14, 2015|
Progressing alternatives to animal testing through better understanding of toxicological processes, wider application of new methodologies and tools, and greater interaction between different disciplines and communities.
The Status Report published by EURL ECVAM (the European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing) today (downloadable below) provides an update on the development, validation and regulatory acceptance of alternative methods/approaches and their dissemination since the last report prepared in June 2014.
The report describes primarily, but not exclusively, the activities that EURL ECVAM has undertaken or has been involved in since the publication of the last report in June 2014. It includes updates on research and development, validation studies, peer reviews, EURL ECVAM recommendations and activities to promote the regulatory acceptance and use of alternative methods and approaches.
Details on a range of projects aimed at finding 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement) solutions for human health-(related) and environmental effects, which have yielded important milestones in the development, validation and regulatory acceptance of alternative approaches, are also included. In addition to this, the ongoing work to disseminate knowledge on the 3Rs and to engage stakeholders and reinforce collaborations between all the key actors in the field of alternative approaches is described.
The report provides a comprehensive view of the wide-ranging work carried out by EURL ECVAM and its partners in facilitating regulatory acceptance and global uptake and use of alternative methods and approaches.