ALTEX Archive - 4/12

Sonja von Aulock


Gian Paolo Rossini and Thomas Hartung
Towards tailored assays for cell-based approaches to toxicity testing


Marcel Leist, Brett A. Lidbury, Chihae Yang, Patrick J. Hayden, Jens M. Kelm, Stephanie Ringeissen, Ann Detroyer, Jean R. Meunier, James F. Rathman, George R. Jackson, Jr., Gina Stolper, and Nina Hasiwa
Novel technologies and an overall strategy to allow hazard assessment and risk prediction of chemicals, cosmetics, and drugs with animal-free methods

Leonarda J. van den Broek, Frank B. Niessen, Rik J. Scheper, and Susan Gibbs
Development, validation and testing of a human tissue engineered hypertrophic scar model

Ronald Sroka, Kathrin Weick, Stefanie Steckmaier, Bernd Steckmaier, Radka Blagova, Ina Sroka, Mojtaba Sadeghi-Azandaryani, Johann Maierl, and Claus-Georg Schmedt
The ox-foot-model for investigating endoluminal thermal treatment modalities of varicosis vein diseases

t4 workshop report:
Bas J. Blaauboer, Kim Boekelheide, Harvey J. Clewell, Mardas Daneshian, Milou M.L. Dingemans, Alan M. Goldberg, Marjoke Heneweer, Joanna Jaworska, Nynke I. Kramer, Marcel Leist, Hasso Seibert, Emanuela Testai, Rob J. Vandebriel, James D. Yager, and Joanne Zurlo
The use of biomarkers of toxicity for integrating in vitro hazard estimates into risk assessment for humans


David Cánovas and Nigel Bird
Human AB serum as an alternative to fetal bovine serum for endothelial and cancer cell culture

Toni Lindl, Ulrike Gross, Irmela Ruhdel, Sonja von Aulock, and Manfred Völkel
Erratum to Guidance on Determining Indispensability and Balancing Potential Benefits of Animal Experiments with Costs to the Animals with Specific Consideration of EU Directive 2010/63/EU


Eveline Schneider Kayasseh
Animal Law and Ethics: Reflecting on European, American, and Asian Concepts

Stefanie Schindler
17th European Congress on Alternatives to Animal Testing
Francesca Caloni, Patrizia Costa, Gianni Dal Negro, Isabella De Angelis, Giovanna Lazzari, Giacomo Metteucci, and Augusto Vitale
Practical aspects in the application of the new legislation: alternative methods and 3R principle, role of ethical committees and animal suffering

Judith van Luijk, Marlies Leenaars, Anne Marie van Dongen, Lilian van der Vaart, and Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga
Outcomes of a Dutch workshop on improvements for the 3Rs in daily practice

AUT: Awards presented at the LINZ/EUSAAT 2012 Congress
EU: New Biocides Regulation enters into force
EU: Kick-off of the Evidence-based Toxicology Collaboration Europe
EU: ECHA statement on minimizing animal testing under REACH
EU: EURL ECVAM launches validation study on methods that identify endocrine disruptors
GER: New Head of Department of Experimental Toxicology and ZEBET at the BfR
GER: Grants for innovative toxicology for the reduction of animal experiments (e:TOP)
GER: Hessian animal welfare prize awarded
GER: No animal experiments for US military training
GER: Alternative methods for acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome research available
IRAN: Alternatives outreach in Iran
PERU: Peruvian humane education outreach tour
SUI: 3R Research Foundation calls for grant applications
UK: Call for 3Rs Prize applications
USA: US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) publishes Guidelines for Animal Testing
USA: EPA grants to advance chemical safety research
USA: ALTBIB portal updated
USA: Funding opportunity for developmental neurotoxicity research
USA: FDA issues guidance on alternative pyrogen tests
USA: PETA seeks Scientific Advisor





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