On 26 and 27 November 2013, the EU Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) hosted a coordination meeting of the International Cooperation on Alternative Test Methods (ICATM).
Dec 04, 2013
Euroscience Open Forum 2014, Copenhagen
Nov 15, 2013
EURL ECVAM is inviting public comments on its Recommendation on the KeratinoSens method for skin sensitisation testing
Deadline: Friday 29th November 2013
Nov 15, 2013
JRC workshop report discusses health and legislative implications of trans fatty acids intake
Nov 13, 2013
Quantitative determination of the biodistribution of nanoparticles: could radiolabelling be the answer?
In a recent article co-authored by CIC biomaGUNE (San Sebastian, Spain) and JRC, scientists from the two Institutions discuss the advantages of nanoparticle radiolabelling, the various strategies by which radiolabelling might be achieved, as well as the various difficulties and pitfalls of the technique.
Nov 11, 2013
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) published the final report of the GENTEE project, entitled "Genetic Testing in Emerging Economies", which represents the first worldwide effort to systematically survey and assess the current state of medical genetic services in emerging economies .
Nov 05, 2013
Meeting held on 18-19 June 2013
Oct 24, 2013
Read about: nuts consumption and cardiovascular health; gut bacteria and metabolic health; micronutrient deficiencies in Europe; current views on childhood obesity
Oct 23, 2013
EURL ECVAM scientists and a representative of the CFDA discussed the state of play of alternatives to animal testing in the EU and China
Sep 19, 2013
Updated Information Content on DB-ALM (EURL ECVAM DataBase service on ALternative Methods to animal experimentation)
Protocols published for in vitro methods compliant with regulatory requirements and/or validated by the EURL ECVAM in the areas of Eye and Skin Irritation, Carcinogenicity and Acute Oral Toxicity; four further protocols resulting from ACuteTox project
Sep 12, 2013
First SEURAT-1 Stakeholder Event showcases latest success stories in non-animal methods for safety assessment of chemicals
Microfluidic bioreactors (so called "organ on a chip") for long-term cultivation and analysis of human cells, toxicity assays based on human stem cells produced by reprogramming adult cells, and computational models for predicting safety thresholds
Sep 09, 2013
Read about: short sleep duration and overweight; your decisions are what you eat ; iodine deficiency; marketing foods for children
Sep 08, 2013
On-line registration now open
Sep 06, 2013
Good search practice on alternatives to animal testing
Aug 28, 2013
FLASH INFO – LAUNCHING OF THE ENCR/JRC WEBSITE - August 2013
Aug 13, 2013
JRC participates in the FP7 project developing a common European approach to the regulatory testing of nanomaterials
Aug 09, 2013
The European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) is inviting public comments on its latest Recommendations concerning two alternative test methods.
Deadline for comments: 13th September 2013
Aug 07, 2013
Call for interest for the trainee position in IHCP "Peer incentives and obesity among children"-Deadline: 29 August 2013
The Public Health Policy Support Unit of the IHCP is looking for a trainee to work on a school based experimental project related to Physical Activity and Peer Pressure incentives.
Jul 30, 2013
Held in Ispra 2 July 2013
Jul 26, 2013
In 15 months of activity (March 2012 - May 2013), ITS-NANO identified and prioritised the research needs to allow development and implementation of an Intelligent Testing Strategy for nanomaterials.
Jul 25, 2013