EURL ECVAM status report on the development, validation and regulatory acceptance of alternative methods and approaches
The European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) just published their status report on the progress in the development of Non-Animal Methods or New Approach Methodologies. Besides their activities in research, a lot of efforts are being made in the field of validation and regulatory acceptance. Furthermore, other initiatives have been taken to further support the use of alternatives, and to enhance the dissemination of information.
Read more on the current status in the interview with the lead author, Valérie Zuang, and Maurice Whelan.
The following items are discussed:
- 2013 EU marketing ban on cosmetics tested on animals
- Use of read-across
- The use of alternatives for the identification of endocrine disruptors
- EU-ToxRisk project from Horizon 2020
- Organ-on-chip devices
- The JRC Summer School on "Non-Animal Approaches in Science: Challenges and Future Directions"