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2009-12-10 12:04:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Inspired by a National Academy of Sciences' report calling for a new toxicity testing strategy, the Institute for In Vitro Sciences, Inc. (IIVS) and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) announce the formation of a new scientific society to promote the development and use of non-animal toxicological testing methods. This will be the first scientific society in North America devoted to such a mission. The American Society...

2009-07-30 12:00:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The EPA has initiated a new program to evaluate the use of non-animal methods to replace the Draize test for eye irritation labeling for antimicrobial cleaning products. The is the first program of its kind and demonstrates the Agency's commitment to evaluate non-animal methods when valid alternatives are available. IIVS was an integral part of the collaboration that led up to this initiative. Seven leading consumer product companies -...

2009-04-07 05:00:00

BOXMEER, Netherlands, April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health today announces that the Dieter Luetticken Award 2008 for alternatives in animal testing goes to Dr. Ivo Claassen for a project that he has managed at the Central Veterinary Institute (CVI), Lelystad (the Netherlands). The announcement was made by Prof. Coenraad Hendriksen, chairperson of an independent expert jury panel and Professor of Alternatives to Animal Testing at Utrecht University (the...

2008-02-05 17:56:57

A new plan to further reduce, refine and replace the use of animals in research and regulatory testing commonly referred to as the 3Rs was unveiled today at a symposium marking the 10-year anniversary of the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM). The plan identifies priority areas for research, development, translation, and validation activities necessary to achieve regulatory acceptance of alternative test methods. A cornerstone of the federal...

2006-07-24 09:49:56

LONDON (Reuters) - Animals were used in 2.9 million medical experiments in Britain in 2005, an increase of 1.4 percent from the previous year, the government said on Monday. Most of the animals involved were mice, rats and other rodents. Less than half of one percent of the procedures included dogs, cats, horses or non-human primates, according to the figures released by the Home Office. "The UK has a reputation for producing high quality, well-regarded research and I welcome the...


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