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New Methods to Eliminate Animal Testing

1:46 PM MDT | May 16, 2007 | Kate Phillips

The Scientific Advisory Committee of European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods (ECVAM; Ispra, Italy), an organization seeking to replace, refine, and reduce the use of laboratory animals, says it has endorsed five new in-vitro tests that may eliminate the practice of using rabbits in skin and eye irritancy testing for cosmetics and other personal care applications. One new test strategy mimics human skin and predicts potential skin irritancies by chemicals, and two tests can identify severe eye irritants, avoiding the need to use the live rabbit...

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