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Chemical mixtures: How to address the safety of combined exposures to multiple chemicals for people and the environment - Jun 28, 2018
Chemical mixtures: How to address the safety of combined exposures to multiple chemicals for people and the environment
Every day we are exposed to low levels of hundreds of different manmade chemicals present for example in our food, consumer products and the air we breathe.
Calls for tender seek experts for training tools on alternatives to animal testing - Jun 26, 2018
Calls for tender seek experts for training tools on alternatives to animal testing
The European Commission has recently launched open calls for tender inviting experts to develop eLearning tools to facilitate uptake of non-animal alternative approaches in science.
JRC launches survey on alternatives to animal testing - Jun 04, 2018
JRC launches survey on alternatives to animal testing
The JRC launches a survey today as part of a major study aimed at providing an overview of education and training opportunities which are relevant to Replacing, Reducing or Refining the use of animals for scientific purposes – known as the '3Rs'.
EURL ECVAM renews its Scientific Advisory Committee - Jun 01, 2018
EURL ECVAM renews its Scientific Advisory Committee
New ESAC will meet in December to review affinity reagents produced using animal-free technologies and methods for skin sensitisation.
Survey on issues influencing end-user confidence in complex in vitro models for use in research and testing - May 24, 2018
Survey on issues influencing end-user confidence in complex in vitro models for use in research and testing
The JRC's European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) is conducting a survey to collect scientific opinion on how to assess the relevance and fitness-for-purpose of complex in vitro models such as organ-on-chip devices to understand how to best facilitate their uptake and application in a variety of areas including biomedical research for drug development and toxicological testing for safety assessment.
Optimising validation studies of non-animal methods for vaccine testing - May 03, 2018
Optimising validation studies of non-animal methods for vaccine testing
New report summaries the outcome of a workshop organised by the Joint Research Centre's EU Reference Laboratory for alternatives to animal testing (EURL ECVAM) and VAC2VAC* partners on the design of multi-centre validation studies.
Reviewing the use of alternative methods in biomedical research - Apr 19, 2018
Reviewing the use of alternative methods in biomedical research
The JRC's EU Reference Laboratory for alternatives to animal testing (EURL ECVAM) has launched a study to review alternative methods and models being used for research in the areas of Respiratory Tract Diseases and Neurodegenerative Disorders.
Mapping education and training on the 3Rs - Feb 27, 2018
Mapping education and training on the 3Rs
The JRC has launched a study to review available education and training resources that support the 3Rs approach: Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of animal procedures used for scientific purposes.
JRC portal ChemAgora simplifies access to chemical data - Feb 09, 2018
JRC portal ChemAgora simplifies access to chemical data
The JRC's ChemAgora web portal provides search capabilities to retrieve chemical data from a plethora of online resources enabling users to access both regulatory information on chemicals and public databases on chemical properties.
How to assess the safety of nanomaterials with less animal testing? - Feb 05, 2018
How to assess the safety of nanomaterials with less animal testing?
The JRC participated in an expert group of regulators, academics and industry to discuss the way forward in nanotoxicology, concluding that there is a strong potential for use of alternative methods that will impact the reduction, refinement and replacement (3Rs) of animal testing.