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2014-01-22 23:23:03

Xtalks presents an exciting live webinar on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:00am EST (16:00 GMT). Join keynote speakers Aysha Akhtar, Fellow, Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, and Medical Officer, Food and Drug Administration, and Dr. Toby Gill, Independent Nanotechnology Professional, UK, for a one-hour discussion on alternatives to animal testing methods. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 The presenters will discuss scientific and ethical imperatives associated with the use of...

Reactions To Novel Drugs And Cosmetics Predicted With New Test
2013-05-28 10:07:48

Newcastle University A simple lab-based skin test which eliminates the risk of adverse reactions to new drugs, cosmetics and household chemicals has been developed by a Newcastle University, UK team. It uses real human skin and immune cells to show any reaction such as a rash or blistering indicating a wider immune response within the body. The development is timely as it offers a reliable alternative for the cosmetic industry as a ban on the sale of any cosmetic product tested on...

2011-07-18 16:08:21

The Esther A. and Joseph Klingenstein Fund awarded The Hastings Center a $159,000 grant to explore the ethical, scientific, and legal issues on using animals in medical research and on the prospects for using alternatives to animal models. The project comes at a time when arguments about animal experimentation are changing in fundamental and profound ways. Scientific journals and some biomedical researchers are calling for increased public engagement and education about animal research. The...

2010-06-30 10:34:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of its leadership in the optimization, validation and routine use of non-animal testing methods, The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS), Inc. has been awarded the first Mark Twain Ethical Science Award. This honor, presented by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), recognizes IIVS for its successes in helping hundreds of companies world-wide utilize testing strategies that minimize the use of animals,...

2010-04-15 13:35:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Rodger Curren, co-founder and president of the Institute for In Vitro Sciences, has been appointed as a member of the newly re-organized ECVAM Science Advisory Committee (ESAC). Dr. Curren is one of only two non-European members selected for the committee. The European Center for the Validation of Alternative Methods (ECVAM) was created in 1992 by the European Commission to coordinate the validation of alternative test methods at...

2010-01-14 07:00:00

PARIS and NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- L'OREAL and Hurel Corporation ("Hurel") today jointly announced that they have achieved the initial milestone of a research and development collaboration to create a new and transformational in vitro test for potential allergic reactions to substances that could come into contact with the skin. The new device, named "Allergy Test on a Chip(TM)," is intended to comprise a technological substitute for the animal test known as the local...


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