ALTEX Archive - 2/10


Editorial
Sonja von Aulock

FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Thomas Hartung
Food for thought … on alternative methods for nanoparticle safety testing

MAIN ARTICLES
Philipp Holzmann, Eugenia Niculescu-Morzsa, Hannes Zwickl, Florian Halbwirth, Monika Pichler, Michael Matzner, Florian Gottsauner-Wolf and Stefan Nehrer
Investigation of bone allografts representing different steps of the bone bank procedure via the CAM-model

Maša Skelin, Marjan Rupnik and Avrelija Cencič
Pancreatic beta cell lines and their applications in diabetes mellitus research

SHORT COMMUNICATION

Silke Bitz
The Botulinum neurotoxin LD50 test - problems and solutions

WORKSHOP REPORT

Ariane Kretlow, Daniel Butzke, Mario E. Götz, Barbara Grune, Marlies Halder, Frank Henkler, Manfred Liebsch, Rainer Nobiling, Michael Oelgeschläger, Kurt Reifenberg, Bernd Schäfer, Andrea Seiler and Andreas Luch
Implementation and enforcement of the 3Rs principle in the field of transgenic animals used for scientific purposes. Report and recommendations of the BfR expert workshop, May 18-20, 2009, Berlin, Germany

HIGHLIGHTS OF WC7

Melvin E. Andersen
Calling on science: making “alternatives” the new gold standard
Michael Balls
The principles of humane experimental technique: timeless insights and unheeded warnings
Alan M. Goldberg
The principles of humane experimental technique: is it relevant today?
Ingrid E. Newkirk
Brueghel’s two monkeys: passing the final exam in the history of mankind

CONFERENCE REPORTS
Konstanz/Germany: Inauguration of CAAT-EU - a memorable start to a transatlantic collaboration
Brussels/Belgium: EPAA reinforces action on dissemination
Bad Boll/Germany: Animal suffering and distress - what are the limits of ethical defensibility?

NEWS
EGYPT: Seeds of change planted on the banks of the Nile
GER: Equipment for the new OECD TG 437
GER: Biotest launches PyroDetect
GER: 3R symposium at the TiHo Hannover
INT: OECD approval of skin irritation test guideline
INT: Workshop on vaccine potency and safety testing
USA: CAATfeed
USA: IIVS Update
USA: New stem cells will reduce the need for animal testing
USA: Agency responses to ICCVAM recommendations on the LLNA
PERU: Activities to promote alternatives to the use of animals in the life sciences

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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