Scientific roadmap toxicity workshop kicks off tomorrow

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A workshop organised by the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) is set to kick off tomorrow and will address the future of animal-free systemic testing for industry professionals.

The event will be hosted by the FDA alongside more than twelve co-sponsoring organizations, and will be held at the FDA Wiley Building in College Park, Maryland. For European companies that can not attend, CAAT says the conference will also be available as a live audio teleconference.

Discussions and presentations will address the roadmap outlined in "A roadmap for the development of alternative (non-animal) methods for systemic toxicity testing​," by Basketter et al. in ALTEX​ (PDF). This stakeholder forum will be modeled on the one held in Brussels in March, 2012.

Agenda and Details for Joining the Teleconference

Other topics on the agenda over the course of the two day event will include a look at 'Systemic toxicity testing: Challenges and opportunities' which will be presented by Thomas Hartung of Johns Hopkins University.

This will be followed by a discussion on the future of toxicokinetics testing and a presentation by Michael Schwarz of the University of Tübingen on 'European approaches to animal free systemic toxicity testing'.

For more details on the agenda and how to connect to the teleconference online click here​.

Related topics: Regulation & Safety, Animal Testing

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