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AUS: Bill to ban animal testing for cosmetics before parliament

CAN: Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods launched

DNK: Funding for research into alternatives to animal experiments announced

EU: EURL ECVAM publishes recommendation on the use of non-animal skin sensitization tests

EU: SCHEER updates opinion on non-human primate use

EU: ECHA publishes report on the use of alternatives for REACH

EU: ECHA reports on Member State investigations on vertebrate testing proposals

EU: Report on Scientific Conference Non-Animal Approaches – The way forward online

GER: New chair for “Animal Welfare with Focus on Refinement in Laboratory Animal Science” in Berlin

GTM: Guatemala bans animal testing for cosmetics

INT: 2016 3Rs Prize awarded for study on natural lab rat behavior

INT: EMA releases waiving criteria for animal batch safety tests for veterinary vaccines

INT: OECD releases version 4.0 of QSAR Toolbox

INT: OECD group approves proposal for test guideline development

INT: Refinement of zebrafish experiments included on Humane Endpoints website

UK: NC3Rs publish guidance for university web pages on the 3Rs IN animal research

USA: US Pharmacopeia publishes revision to allow in vitro pyrogen test methods

USA: NIEHS to fund small business phase II grants for alternative methods development

USA: Bill requiring reporting of animal species and numbers used by federal agencies introduced

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