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CAAT Academy Hands-on-Training in Vienna

Monday, 05 September 2016 07:18

In September, the CAAT Academy is organising a two-days hands-on-training on replacement methods to animal use. This course is about kidney toxicity.

The Extended One-Generation Reproductive Toxicity Study (EOGRTS) is a modular test method for reproductive toxicity. The document explains how ECHA identifies and concludes on the design of EOGRT under dossier evaluation.

EPAA 3Rs Science Prize: Call for submissions

Friday, 02 September 2016 07:36

In 2016, the EPAA partners will grant a prize of €10,000 for already achieved research, or a project at the completion stage with outstanding results in promoting Replacement, Reduction and Refinement (the 3Rs) of animal testing.

The webinar focuses on the standard information requirements for REACH registration, including the following endpoints:


Monday, 27 June 2016 11:19

The European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) launches its call to apply for the 2016 3Rs Science Prize. This year, the EPAA will grant a Prize for already achieved research, or a project already at the completion stage with outstanding results. The price money is € 10,000.

Wound healing with 3D skin models

Sunday, 19 June 2016 19:52

With a chair in translational wound research at Witten University Herdecke (UW/H), the surgeon Prof. Dr. Ewa Klara Stürmer wants to investigate new treatment options for poorly healing wounds using three-dimensional skin models.

Abstracts for oral presentations and posters may be submitted for all topics / tentative sessions

During her Ph. D. work at the University of Twente, Department of Applied Analysis and Biomedical Signal & System, Bettina Schwab has discovered an increased concentration of a particular protein, called connexin-36, in deceased Parkinson's patients. The protein could be the cause of a disturbed communication between brain cells, which causes movement problems in the Parkinson's disease, as is said in a current press release from the University of Trente.

The Dutch biologist and physician Prof. Hans Clevers receives the Körber European Science Prize 2016, endowed with 750,000 euros. The Körber Foundation honours Clevers with this prize for his groundbreaking work in the field of stem cell research.

Animal product-free, cell-specific media additives are not currently available for all cell types. The few industrially produced supplements are a cost factor for cell culture researchers. Therefore, two Austrian companies, VTU Technology and Evercyte, have started a cooperation.