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New Operational Manager at EURL ECVAM

As of 16 November 2011 Dr. Patric Amcoff is the newly appointed Operational Manager of the European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternative Methods to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM).

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Before joining the European Commission, Patric Amcoff worked for nine years at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, where he was responsible for driving the regulatory acceptance at international level of alternative testing methods and approaches for chemical and nano-safety. He holds a MSc in ecotoxicology from the Uppsala University, Sweden, and a PhD in toxicology/pathology from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala. With his appointment, ECVAM is ready to take on its new role as EU Reference Laboratory, as established by the EU Council and the Parliament with Directive 2010/63 on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes. The mission of ECVAM is to promote the development and use of alternatives to animal testing, for use as research tools and for supporting regulatory safety assessment.  ECVAM will continue to coordinate validation studies at European level and act as a focal point for exchange of information on alternative methods to animal testing in the EU.


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