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Virginia is the fourth state to adopt a House Bill (No. 1087), which requires manufacturers or test contractors to use recognized alternatives to animal testing on chemicals, household products and cosmetics.

EPA has released a draft strategy to reduce the use of vertebrate animals in chemical testing for public comment.

An expert group consisting of the Joint Research Center of the European Commission, regulators, scientists and industry representatives recently discussed the further approach in nanotoxicology and the possibilities of using alternative methods to animal testing to assess their effectiveness.

The JRC has commissioned a study to review available educational and training resources to support the 3Rs approach. The aim of the study is to provide an initial overview of education and training opportunities at school, university and professional level.

From the 27th to 29th August, the 12th International Congress and Workshops on Biological Barriers will take place at the Helmholtz Centre for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS) at Saarland University in Saarbrücken. In the focus of Biological Barriers are human cell and tissue models for facilitating clinical translation of new drugs and delivery systems, especially in the context of infectious diseases.

On 17 April, the winner of the Federal Animal Welfare Research Prize 2017, Dr. Alexander Mosig from the University Hospital Jena, will give a lecture on sepsis research with organ-on-chip systems and introduce developed liver and intestine models on the chip.

A new report published inthe journal  Alternatives to Laboratory Animals (ATLA) identifies the limitations of animal experiments to do research on type 2 diabetes mellitus and proposes human-based research which can improve translation to human medicine.
 
Once again, nominations are now possible for the 2018  Lush Prize, a global initiative, animal-free toxicology and research. Awards are available as ususal in the five categories Science, Young Researchers, Training, Public Awareness and Lobbying. The prize is worth £350,000 at total.
 

PISC: Early Career Scientist Award

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 08:26
The PETA International Science Consortium (PISC) announced an award to enable an early-career scientist to attend the 20th International Congress on In Vitro Toxicology (ESTIV2018).
 
The Animal Free Research UK Summer Studentship & Summer Fellowship schemes have been established to assist undergraduate or recently graduated students in gaining practical animal-replacement research experience by working in a laboratory environment.