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Now available: new web section for European Union Reference Laboratory for alternatives to animal testing (EURL ECVAM)

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Feb 08, 2013

EURL ECVAM has revamped its presence on the web. Find detailed information on its operational structure, activities and laboratories; updated documentation on validation and regulatory acceptance of alternative methods; the test method submission procedure, EURL ECVAM Recommendations and an archive of publications.

A new web section is now available on this site, dedicated to EURL ECVAM, the European Union Reference Laboratory for alternatives to animal testing. It replaces the EURL ECVAM site, which has been discontinued.

EURL ECVAM, hosted by the Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP) and located in Ispra (Italy), has a long tradition in the validation of methods which contribute to the replacement, reduction and refinement of animal testing used for the safety assessment of chemicals or efficacy/potency testing of biologicals and vaccines.

EURL ECVAM also promotes the development and dissemination of alternative methods and approaches, their application in industry and their acceptance by regulators.

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In the new web section you will find detailed information on the following:


Photo: Cell culture under sterile conditions in the EURL ECVAM microbiology laboratory. Copyright EU 2012.