IHCP sessions at AAAS Annual Meeting
|Mar 01, 2010|
|Contact: JRC, IHCP, Consumer Products and Nutrition|
The theme of the 2010 AAAS Annual Meeting was "Bridging Science and Society". The JRC organised nine scientific sessions, one of which dedicated to the theme "Protecting the consumer - can 'omics' keep the promise?"
The majority of current toxicological testing methods are decades old and rely almost exclusively on using animals. Recent breakthroughs in biological sciences and bio-analytical techniques have brought the promise of significantly improved product safety assessment without crossing ethical boundaries.
This symposium investigated how the latest scientific methods can be exploited to satisfy the zero-tolerance attitude consumers are adopting when it comes to product safety.
The session "Protecting the consumer - can 'omics keep the promise?" included a contribution by M. Whelan (IHCP), "Getting More from Your Cell: High-Tech Approaches for In Vitro Testing"