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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.

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.

The Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) located in the United States and at Constance University in Germany arranged a forum to inform and discuss the results of Expert workshops from March 20th through 21st, 2012.  The forum dealt with the realization of the strategic plan for closing gaps in research on animal-free systemic toxicity testing.

The workshop and congress Biological Barriers on 29th February to 9th March 2012 at Saarland University was held under the titel „Biological Barriers – in vitro and in silico Tools for Drug Delivery and Nanosafety Research“ for the ninth time.

Today test methods for immunological medicinal products are based on animal experiments. With the help of the 3R concept (replacement, reduction and refinement) application and suffering of animals in experiments required by law can be reduced or avoided completely.

The German Federal Institute of Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) has approved an animal-free procedure for testing of Allergan´s botulinum products.

A Berlin researcher cooperative succeeded in clarifying functional details of the dynamin molecule.

American scientists led by Jian Feng from the State University of New York at Buffalo have transformed skin cells of patients who are suffering from Parkinson´s into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) an than into nerve cells.

Call for submission: EPAA SCIENCE AWARD 2012

Wednesday, 01 February 2012 10:06

The European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA), a cooperation between the European Commission and industry from various sectors, is organising for the second time its Science Award, worth up to 100 000 €.