Navigation Links
Doctors and Scientists Create New Society to Promote Non-Animal Toxicology Testing Methods
Date:12/10/2009

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Inspired by a National Academy of Sciences' report calling for a new toxicity testing strategy, the Institute for In Vitro Sciences, Inc. (IIVS) and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) announce the formation of a new scientific society to promote the development and use of non-animal toxicological testing methods. This will be the first scientific society in North America devoted to such a mission.

The American Society for Cellular and Computational Toxicology (ASCCT) will provide an organized forum for discussion of cellular (in vitro) and computational toxicology approaches, especially as replacements for animal-based toxicology methods. Through regular meetings and activities, the Society will facilitate the development, acceptance, and routine use of cellular and computational methods by open dialog between industry, academic, advocacy, and regulatory scientists. The Society will strive to include the participation of young scientists to promote their contributions to the field.

IIVS and PCRM were inspired to create the Society by the surge of interest in toxicology since the publication of the 2007 National Academy of Sciences report, Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century: A Vision and Strategy.

"The strong commitment of American scientists to alternative testing methods is illustrated by the National Academy of Sciences report, increased Environmental Protection Agency funding for non-animal methods, and other recent developments," says Erin Hill, Vice President of Program Development for IIVS. "With several similar societies in Europe, Asia and South America, it is time for North American scientists to meet on a regular basis to share developments in the field."

While the two organizations plan to play an active founding role in the new Society, it is hoped other organizations will enthusiastically support its growth, says Kristie Sullivan, MPH, Scientific and Policy Advisor, PCRM. "We invite scientists from industry, regulatory agencies, and advocacy groups to become involved in the formation of the new society to ensure its success," says Sullivan. "Active participation will create a dynamic forum to share information and accelerate the development and use of in vitro and in silico methods, and help to make toxicology a more human-relevant -- and more humane -- science."

For more information or an interview with Hill or Sullivan, please contact IIVS at 1-301-947-1281.

About IIVS

IIVS is a nonprofit organization wholly dedicated to the promotion of rapid and innovative non-animal testing methods. Founded in 1997, IIVS is recognized as a leading provider of in vitro testing in support of toxicological safety evaluations. Rigorous scientific programs coupled with educational and outreach initiatives have established IIVS as a global leader in the advancement of alternatives to animal testing.

About PCRM

Founded in 1985, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is a nonprofit organization that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research.

CONTACT: Erin Hill of the Institute for In Vitro Sciences, +1-301-947-1281, ehill@iivs.org

SOURCE Institute for In Vitro Sciences


'/>"/>
SOURCE Institute for In Vitro Sciences
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. J. Hunt Udall Joins the Center for Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis as One of Few Trained Doctors to Perform Minimally Invasive Hip Arthroscopy
2. Engineers, doctors at UCLA develop novel material that could help fight arterial disease
3. Senior doctors launch global movement to tackle climate change
4. Generic Drugs Just as Effective as Brand Name Drugs Says DoctorSolve
5. Cancer patients and doctors report drug side effects differently
6. Doc Fix NOT What The Doctor Ordered; National Physician Group OPPOSES Pay Raise in House; Failed in Senate, Still a Bad Idea in the House; Payoff to AMA? New Survey Shows Money is Not Primary Concern of Doctors
7. Lampooning of U.S. Healthcare is Just What the Doctors Ordered as RoboDoc Begins its DVD Rounds on November 24th!
8. Advances in Radiation Therapy Enable Doctors to Improve the Quality of Treatments for Patients With Head and Neck Cancer
9. Doctors Spending More Time Now With Patients
10. AMA Has Chance to Rescind Support of HR 3962; AMA Shout-Out from Public Urges Doctors to Answer to PATIENTS Not AMA Leadership
11. Doctors Point Out Gaps in U.S. Health Care
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 2016 , ... For over twenty-four years, Doctors on Liens has published a directory ... high quality medical care. When the company started in 1997, the directory was a ... day and the now ten-page directory features a vast array of medical specialists ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... , ... Advanced Inc., a leading provider of travel therapy and travel nursing ... as Advanced Inc.’s Chief Financial Officer, effective December 1, 2016. Jason previously served as ... operational leadership experience to Advanced Inc. He began his career in finance at Ernst ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... ... Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) Portland today announced plans to ... and other developmental disabilities. The group, which is being launched with the help of ... to share stories and advice, seek help, and continue their education on how to ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... ... U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, graces the cover of the print ... to practice medicine at an early age by his father, who was also a ... prescribing medicine,” he states. “It is about building relationships with people; relationships that are ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 02, 2016 , ... Mediaplanet’s newest campaign, “Digestive Heath,” hits ... proof that attitude and determination can combine into the most remarkable achievements. Over ... holidays. This campaign will offer patients a new-found hope, by seizing the opportunity ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... 2016 According to a ... by Product (Instruments, Reagents, Software), Technology (Immunoassay, Clinical ... Nephrology, Infectious Diseases) - Forecast to 2021" published ... USD 60.22 Billion in 2016. This market is ... during the forecast period (2016-2021) to reach USD ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... 2, 2016  The Addiction Treatment Advisory Group ... Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), has released detailed findings ... the opioid addiction crisis, including through improved access ... ATAG,s newly released paper, "The Role of ... addresses many issues around gaps and barriers to ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... 2016 Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: ... certain manufacturing assets and capabilities of the Neovasc, Inc., ... tissue business, as well as a 15% equity stake ... cash. The Neovasc advanced biological tissue business makes elements ... Lotus™ Valve System. * Upon completion of the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: