Navigation Links
Countries unite to reduce animal use in product toxicity testing worldwide
Date:4/27/2009

urately identify product related health hazards, the tests are more readily accepted by regulatory agencies.

"The memorandum covers three critical areas of test method evaluation: validation studies, independent scientific peer review meetings and reports, and development of test method recommendations for regulatory consideration," said Marilyn Wind, Ph.D., chair of the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods and a scientist at the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

"This international cooperation will benefit both people and animals," said William Stokes, D.V.M., director of NICEATM and executive director of ICCVAM. Stokes is also an assistant surgeon general in the U.S. Public Health Service. "The cooperation will serve an important role in translating research advances into more effective public health prevention tools. It will speed the adoption of new test methods based on advances in science and technology that will provide more accurate predictions of safety or hazard. Animal welfare will also be improved by the national and international acceptance of alternative test methods that reduce, refine, and replace the use of animals."

Federal agencies are committed to the welfare of animals used in research. All animals used in federally-funded research are protected by laws, regulations and policies to ensure they are used in the smallest number possible and with the greatest commitment to their comfort. ICCVAM is working to promote the development and validation of alternative test methods. Alternative test methods are those that accomplish one or more of the 3Rs - reducing the number of animals used in testing, or refining procedures so animals experience less pain and distress, or replacing animals with non-animal systems.

"We are very pleased to be part of this effort and to continue our already successful collaboration in a formalized manner," said Elke Anklam, Ph.D., director for the I
'/>"/>

Contact: Robin Mackar
rmackar@niehs.nih.gov
919-541-0073
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. HPV DNA test identifies cervical pre-cancerous disease in developing countries with 90% success rate
2. Early cessation of breastfeeding by HIV+ women in poor countries and child survival
3. Fertility treatment in developing countries; a cycle of IVF for less than $200
4. Extreme nausea and vomiting varies among pregnant women from different countries
5. Conservation of freshwater fish biodiversity: a challenge for the countries of the South
6. Sanitation investment in poor countries would yield $9-to-1 benefits in productivity, health: UN
7. New way to produce high-vitamin corn could improve nutrition in developing countries
8. Sweet potato shines as new promise for small enterprise and hunger relief in developing countries
9. Hand hygiene initiative aims to decrease healthcare-associated infection in developing countries
10. Data on life expectancy show many countries clustered in high mortality traps
11. M2SYS Partners With Gnosis Medical Services to Provide Accurate Patient Identification in Developing Countries Through Innovative Biometrics Solution
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/22/2014)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fx4bg3/the_global ) ... Global Watermarking and Fingerprinting Markets" report to ... This insight provides an overview ... markets. Watermarking aims to control and monitor piracy ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... , Dec. 18, 2014 Research and Markets ( ... Market Monitor: North America Perimeter Security Systems Market" report ... The North American perimeter security market is estimated ... 2019. Although the U.S. market holds a larger share in ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/s6qzt5/samsung_galaxy_s5 ) ... S5 - Home Button Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor Technology Analysis" ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Based on a totally ... for the first time a fingerprint sensor in its ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):The Global Watermarking and Fingerprinting Markets 2Micro Market Monitor: North America Perimeter Security Systems Market (Intrusion Detection Sensor, Video Surveillance, Communication/Alarm and Notification, Access Control System) 2Micro Market Monitor: North America Perimeter Security Systems Market (Intrusion Detection Sensor, Video Surveillance, Communication/Alarm and Notification, Access Control System) 3Samsung Galaxy S5 - Home Button Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor Technology Analysis 2
... means that they must be continually replaced by calling ... types needed by the body. Claus Nerlov and ... unit in Monterotondo, Italy, in collaboration with researchers from ... in Sweden, have now uncovered how an intracellular communication ...
... the simplest life forms on our planet, consisting of only ... and archebacteria), viruses are the second most common type of ... form. In order to gain a better understanding of the ... would be highly useful to be able to determine their ...
... The function of horned beetles' wild protrusions has been ... plausible; combat and mate selection, more likely. Even Charles ... one imagines with some frustration -- the horns were ... (Dec. 2006) and the Nov. 2006 issue of Evolution, ...
Cached Biology News:Lost in the labyrinth 2Weighty viruses 2Vanishing beetle horns have surprise function 2Vanishing beetle horns have surprise function 3
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Dr. Greg Leyer ... 12th annual Scripps Natural Supplements Pre-Conference seminar on probiotics in ... is an annual continuing education conference for health care professionals. ... included the topic of probiotics in health. Dr. Leyer spoke ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... NJ (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... technologies such as the Bioruptor® and complete solutions ... system for chromatin immunoprecipitation, alleviating the need for ... and controls needed for ChIP of histones or ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22. 2015  Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: ... been honored for its commitment to sustainability with inclusion on ... is the highest ranked healthcare equipment company among the Corporate ... the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 25, 2014 The report “Service Quality ... Type & Provider Type - Global Advancements, Worldwide Forecasts ... an in-depth analysis and forecasting of revenues. , ... 221 pages and in-depth TOC on “Service Quality Management ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Diagenode Launches Unique Semi-Automated Solution for Chromatin Immunoprecipitation 2Varian Honored Among World's 100 Most Sustainable Corporations 2Service Quality Management Market worth $2.1 Billion & Telco Customer Experience Management Market worth $2.3 Billion by 2019 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Service Quality Management Market worth $2.1 Billion & Telco Customer Experience Management Market worth $2.3 Billion by 2019 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Service Quality Management Market worth $2.1 Billion & Telco Customer Experience Management Market worth $2.3 Billion by 2019 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4
... today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a five-day dosing regimen for Dacogen® (decitabine) for Injection to treat patients with myelodysplastic ... ... , ... ...
... , March 11 Stem Cell Assurance, ... to announce the inclusion of one of the Cleveland Clinic,s ... F.A.C.S.  Dr. Ross will officially take up Vice Chairmanship for ... welcomes his appointment to strengthen operations of their national physician ...
... ... , ... (PRWEB) March 11, 2010 -- ClearTrial, the leading provider of Clinical Trial Operations (CTO) ... Deutsche Bank and Cowen & Company at CBI,s 2010 Accounting and Reporting Congress in ...
Cached Biology Technology:FDA Approves Five-Day Dosing Regimen for Dacogen(R) (decitabine) for Injection, Offering a New Outpatient Dosing Option for Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) 2FDA Approves Five-Day Dosing Regimen for Dacogen(R) (decitabine) for Injection, Offering a New Outpatient Dosing Option for Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) 3FDA Approves Five-Day Dosing Regimen for Dacogen(R) (decitabine) for Injection, Offering a New Outpatient Dosing Option for Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) 4FDA Approves Five-Day Dosing Regimen for Dacogen(R) (decitabine) for Injection, Offering a New Outpatient Dosing Option for Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) 5FDA Approves Five-Day Dosing Regimen for Dacogen(R) (decitabine) for Injection, Offering a New Outpatient Dosing Option for Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) 6FDA Approves Five-Day Dosing Regimen for Dacogen(R) (decitabine) for Injection, Offering a New Outpatient Dosing Option for Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) 7FDA Approves Five-Day Dosing Regimen for Dacogen(R) (decitabine) for Injection, Offering a New Outpatient Dosing Option for Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) 8Joseph J. Ross, M.D., F.A.C.S. Joins Stem Cell Assurance as Vice Chairman 2Joseph J. Ross, M.D., F.A.C.S. Joins Stem Cell Assurance as Vice Chairman 3Joseph J. Ross, M.D., F.A.C.S. Joins Stem Cell Assurance as Vice Chairman 4ClearTrial to Head Panel of Leading Wall Street Analysts at Pharmaceutical Accounting and Reporting Congress 2ClearTrial to Head Panel of Leading Wall Street Analysts at Pharmaceutical Accounting and Reporting Congress 3
... The Corning CellBIND surface is produced by ... more hydrophilic surface giving more consistent, even ... CellBIND enhances cell attachment and growth uunder ... medium. • CellBIND may provide a more ...
...
Mouse monoclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant ARHGEF11. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = ARHGEF11...
... Channel Cell Lines ,High Quality, Functionally-Validated, Ion ... well known for having a critical role ... have a key function in pain, CNS ... channels have been investigated in therapeutic areas, ...
Biology Products: