Following the most recent call for interest in 2015, the network has been recently expanded to include 38 member facilities.
Public survey launched following the European Commission's communication in response to the European Citizens' Initiative "Stop Vivisection".
Reference chemical selection is a key step in the development, optimisation and validation of alternative test methods. In light of newly available data, the JRC's European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM), supported by a group of experts, has revised its recommended list of genotoxic and non-genotoxic chemicals for assessing the performance of new or improved in vitro genotoxicity test methods.
Members of the International Cooperation on Alternative Test Methods attended a two-day meeting hosted by the European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM).
Novel, non-animal tools and scientific methodologies show high potential for the assessment of combined effects of chemicals on humans and the environment.
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.
New JRC report helps identifying substances that might need to be considered within the European chemicals regulation REACH as potentially causing serious effects on human health and the environment.
Co-edited and co-authored by ECVAM scientists, the "In Vitro Toxicology Systems" book has been shortlisted for this year's Lush Prize in the training category. It brings together important issues and considerations needed in order to develop a workable, reliable, integrated testing strategy for the replacement of animals in toxicity testing regimes. The Lush Prize, now in its fourth year, rewards scientists and organisations for their outstanding contributions to replacing animal testing.
The JRC's European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternative Methods to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) has adapted the format of DB-ALM, its unique public database on alternative methods, to fully comply with the OECD guidance for describing non-guideline in vitro test methods.
The JRC-run EU Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) has just published its strategy to promote ways of integrating data obtained through non-animal tests with computer models of the human body.