The PETA International Science Consortium is holding a contest to provide a student or early-career scientist with the opportunity to attend the annual Institute for In Vitro Sciences’ Practical Methods for In Vitro Toxicology workshop in January 2019 in Gaithersburg, MD, USA.

According to a report, the company Kalorama Information has calculated that the global market for in vitro toxicity testing will increase to $ 8,88 bn. in the next 5 years. This year it will be $ 6.83 billion.

EU: Infringement proceedings against Germany

Thursday, 02 August 2018 10:34

The European Commission has opened infringement proceedings against Germany over outstanding questions concerning the implementation of the EU Directive 63/2010/EU.

PharMetrX is a collaborative, structured research training program between Free University Berlin (Clinical Pharmacy) and the University of Potsdam (Mathematics & Systems Biology) that bridges the gap between pharmacy and mathematics.

Advanced algorithms working from large chemical databases can predict a new chemical's toxicity better than standard animal tests, suggests a study led by scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

An international team of researchers led by Dr. Caghan Kizil from the DZNE Dresden has developed a novel in vitro model. The model can be used to investigate repair mechanisms in Alzheimer's-damaged nerve cells by an immune response.

JCR and EFSA renew their cooperation

Tuesday, 03 July 2018 09:23

The Joint Research Center (JCR) of the European Union and the European Food and Safety Agency (EFSA) have renewed their cooperation agreement. Among other things, both authorities want to focus on the exchange and joint activities in the field of alternative methods to protect animals.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published its Strategic Plan to Promote the Development and Implementation of Alternative Test Methods Within the TSCA Program.

The European Commission has recently launched open calls for tender inviting experts to develop eLearning tools to facilitate uptake of non-animal alternative approaches in science.

Until 30 June, the Joint Research Center of the European Union is conducting a survey as part of a study on 3R-relevant training and education opportunities. Until then, all scientists and developers are called upon to name and describe their course offerings, procedures and developments in the survey.

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