Israeli researchers have developed a microscope that allows to look to observe the blood flow through the skin observing. Even individual cells can be looked at without marking them with a colour or a radioactive substance.

On 15th May 2012 the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) with the support of the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR), the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC), the Humane Society International (HSI) as well as the renamed  European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) presented their new toxicity approach at the European Parliament in Brussels.

A research group has developed nanostructured solid substrates of titanium dioxide nanotubes that are suitable for the cultivation of adult tissue over a longer period.

In February of this year, the China State Food and Drug Administration (sFDA) presented a first draft standard of a phototoxicity assay similar that of the OECD Test Guideline (TG) 432, an in vitro phototoxicity test for public comment.

The similarities and differences in European Union (EU) and United States (US) animal welfare laws and policies for research and safety assessment are debated.

SEURAT tests xCELLigence from Roche

Monday, 02 April 2012 09:41

The xCELLigence RTCA System from Roche has been tested by the EU initiative SEURAT ("Safety Evaluation Ultimately Replacing Animal Testing"), which runs from 2011 until 2016, as an alternative to animal testing in the cosmetics industry.

This workshop presented and organized by Vittorio Prodi, member of the European Parliament and ENVI and ITRE committees, will be held at the European Parliament in Brussels on 15 May 2012 from 12:00 to 14:00 in Room PHS 1A002.

cellasys GmbH: BioChip datasheets available

Saturday, 31 March 2012 09:43

The cellasys GmbH, a spin-out of the Technische Universität München, published detailed description of their micro-sensor-chips for investigation of living cells. For the first time, now the pin configuration is available to the public.

According to the motto "Its time for a research without animal experiments" on 24 april a panel discussion takes place in the Berlin Urania.

In order to facilitate the interpretion of the huge, continously increasing data amount on Parkinson´s scientists of the Berlin Max-Planck Institute of Molecular Genetics in collaboration with 44 international partners from around the world have developed a comprehensive free accessible data compendium about the Parkinsons´ disease.