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ecopa SSCT Workshop and General Assembly, 14-16 June 2017

February 13, 2017  |   Ecopa Events,Featured,News,Uncategorized   |  

ecopa SSCT Workshop and General Assembly, 14-16 June 2017 ecopa warmly invites you to the ecopa SSCT Workshop in Helsinki, Finland 14-16 June 2017, on the subject of Up-to-date in vitro approaches in regulatory risk assessment and disease modelling. In addition to three scientific sessions, there will be Student Sessions where students are encouraged to present their results, and Technical Workshops organised by industry and other stakeholders. More information is available on the Workshop website. Please note that the deadline for abstracts is 31 March 2017. ecopa will hold its annual General Assembly during the meeting, on Wednesday 14 June 2017, 5-7 p.m.    

ecopa’s General Assembly in 2016

June 08, 2016  |   Ecopa Events,News,Uncategorized   |  

ecopa’s General Assembly in 2016 ecopa held its annual General Assembly in Copenhagen on Thursday 18 August 2016 in connection with the annual meeting of EEMGS (European Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society). The EEMGS meeting was entitled ‘Bridging genomics, human environmental health risk assessment and the 3Rs in animal science'. The President of EEMGS is Professor Lisbeth Knudsen, past-President and now Vice-President of ecopa. The minutes from the Assembly can be downloaded here.

ecopa’s General Assembly in 2015

November 17, 2015  |   Ecopa Events,News   |  

ecopa’s General Assembly in 2015 The 16th General Assembly of ecopa was held in Linz, Austria on 22 September 2015. The Assembly approved new statutes for ecopa. A new Board was elected for the next two years, representing the four stakeholders: Tuula Heinonen, President (academia) Deputy: Lisbeth Knudsen Philippe Hubert, Vice-President (government and regulatory authorities) Deputy: Manfred Liebsch Erwin Roggen (industry) Deputy: Costanza Rovida Kirsty Reid (animal protection and welfare organisations) Deputy: Marianne Nørring Philippe Vanparys continues as Treasurer. Francois Busquet is ecopa's Secretary, assisted by Mardias Daneshian. The minutes of the Assembly can be read here.  

New AXLR8 Report: Alternative Testing Strategies – Progress Report 2011

November 09, 2011  |   Featured,News   |  

New AXLR8 Report: Alternative Testing Strategies – Progress Report 2011 The EU FP7-funded co-ordination project AXLR8 has announced the availability of the publication Alternative Testing Strategies: Progress Report 2011 & AXLR8-2 Workshop Report on ‘A Roadmap to Innovative Toxicity Testing’. The 2011 report includes: An introduction to the AXLR8 project An update on the activities and achievements of 3Rs-oriented projects funded under the health and environment themes of the 6th and 7th EU Research Framework Programmes during the year 2010 The AXLR8-2 workshop report, including contributions from workshop presenters and reports from break-out groups AXLR8 Scientific Panel recommendations for future research and innovation funding A directory of key projects and coordinators. Given the substantial and increasing global investment in research aimed at developing new safety assessment methods and implementing the 3Rs in toxicology, there is a recognised need for better information exchange and transparency in this research area. AXLR8 provides the tools for effective real-time dialogue, information exchange, problem solving, and international cooperation. The AXLR8 2011 Report is available for download from the AXLR8 website. A limited number of hard copies are also available by contacting the AXLR8 administration .

Final START-UP report is now available

July 02, 2011  |   Featured,News   |  

Final START-UP report is now available The final report of the FP7-funded support action START-UP (Scientific and Technological Issues in 3Rs Alternatives Research in The Process of Drug Development and Union Politics) are now available. Developed on the initiative of ecopa and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel with collaboration from several NCPs, the aim of START-UP was to identify and make recommendations to abolish bottlenecks in the 3Rs approach in pharmaceutical discovery and development. START-UP Final Report (1.8 MB PDF) START-UP Brochure (3.5 MB PDF)

US FDA accepts cell-based potency test for Botox

June 30, 2011  |   News   |  

US FDA accepts cell-based potency test for Botox California-based Allergan, Inc. has had its in-vitro, cell-based assay for testing the stability and potency of Botox and Botox cosmetic, approved by the FDA. Allergan has claimed that the use of the new assay will reduce the use of animal testing by up to an estimated 95 percent, over the course of the next three years, as it hopes to get more regulatory agencies around the world on board to approve this assay. Cosmetics-Design Europe HSUS press release

ECHA releases report on use of non-animal methods & testing strategies under REACH

June 30, 2011  |   Ecopa Events,Featured,News,Uncategorized   |  

ECHA releases report on use of non-animal methods & testing strategies under REACH The European Chemicals Agency has published two major reports on the working of REACH and CLP Regulations and on the implementation and use of non-animal test methods and testing strategies. Video interviews with ECHA senior personnel can also be viewed online. Read more

Commission publishes stakeholder input on implementation date for animal-tested cosmetics marketing ban

June 16, 2011  |   News   |  

Commission publishes stakeholder input on implementation date for animal-tested cosmetics marketing ban The European Commission has published inputs received from stakeholders in response to its targeted consultation concerning the proposed 2013 implementation date for an EU marketing ban for cosmetics containing ingredients tested on animals. Read more

Call for submissions for EPAA 3Rs communication prize

June 03, 2011  |   News   |  

Call for submissions for EPAA 3Rs communication prize Deadline: 5 September 2011. EPAA is offering a €3000 prize for an essay or article that broadens awareness of the importance to promote alternative approaches in safety assessment and regulatory compliance testing. As this year the EPAA’s lead theme is ”Integrated Testing Strategies (ITS) and their impact on the implementation of the 3Rs” the focus of the article should be on ITS. Read the full call for submissions

ecopa participates in new ECVAM Stakeholder Forum

May 02, 2011  |   Featured,News   |  

ecopa participates in new ECVAM Stakeholder Forum ecopa has been selected by the European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods to be represented on the newly constituted ECVAM Stakeholder Forum (ESTAF) by board member and 3Rs expert Troy Seidle. As announced in the January newsletter, ESTAF has been established to bring together ECVAM stakeholders who operate at EU-level to promote enhanced communication, engagement and transparency. Members of ESTAF include industry associations, research foundations, and civil society and non-governmental organisations. The first meeting of ESTAF took place on 27 May in Ispra, Italy. Updates from future ESTAF meetings will be disseminated via the ecopa website and quarterly newsletter.

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