ALTEX Archive - 3/09


Editorial
Franz P. Gruber

Contents

FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Thomas Hartung and Sebastian Hoffmann
Food for thought … on in silico methods in toxicology

MAIN ARTICLES
Angelo Vedani, Martin Smiesko, Morena Spreafico, Ourania Peristera and  Max Dobler
VirtualToxLab™ – In silico prediction of the toxic (endocrine-disrupting) potential of drugs, chemicals and natural products. Two years and 2,000 compounds of experience: a progress report

Ina Hagelschuer, Peter Hauff, Anne Strube, Sanna-Maria Käkönen and Georges von Degenfeld
Luminescent imaging technology as an opportunity to reduce and refine animal experiments: light at the end of the tunnel?

t4-REPORT
Costanza Rovida and Thomas Hartung
Re-evaluation of animal numbers and costs for in vivo tests to accomplish REACH legislation requirements for chemicals - a report by the Transatlantic Think Tank for Toxicology (t4)

ECHA press release
New study inaccurate on the number of test animals for REACH

SHORT COMMUNICATIONS
Olavi Pelkonen, Ari Tolonen, Timo Rousu, Larissa Tursas, Miia Turpeinen, Juho Hokkanen, Jouko Uusitalo, Michel Bouvier d’Yvoire and Sandra Coecke
Comparison of metabolic stability and metabolite identification of 55 ECVAM/ICCVAM validation compounds between human and rat liver homogenates and microsomes - a preliminary analysis

Richard Vogel
Alternatives to the use of animals in safety testing as required by the EU-Cosmetics Directive 2009

POSITION STATEMENT
Interspecies crosses: aspects of animal protection
A position statement of the Ethics Committee for Animal Studies of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS) and the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT)

CONFERENCE REPORTS
Rome, Italy: 7th World Congress on Alternatives & Animal Use in the life Sciences
Kenya: First Pan-African Seminar on Alternatives to Animal experiments

CAATfeed

NEWS

CH: Doerenkamp-Zbinden Award 2009
CH: ALTEX Awards for Marcel Leist et al. and Thomas Hartung
CH: Roche joins forces to innovate toxicity testing and to reduce animal experimentation
EU: EFSA's Scientific Committee promotes alternatives to animal testing
EU: Two open calls for scientists at ECVAM
EU: Open Call for Tender at ECVAM
GER: Toxicologist wanted for commenting animal test proposals under REACH
GER: 20 years ZEBET
IND: A new Doerenkamp chair established in India
NL: Dieter Lütticken Award 2008
OECD/USA: Animal-free testing of severe eye irritation
USA: News from NICEATM and ICCVAM
USA: IIVS News
USA: Pfizer and US EPA enter into agreement to exchange data
USA: Russell and Burch Award 2009 for Thomas Hartung
USA: National Academy of Sciences wins 2009 CAAT Recognition Award
USA: 2009 Charles River Laboratories’ Excellence in Refinement Award
WC7: Balls, Goldberg and Spielmann named “Patrons of animal welfare in the life sciences”
WC7: Doerenkamp-Zbinden Poster Awards

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