An article on Scientist Live discusses the progress made toward replacing animal test methods with alternatives at a recent meeting. SEURAT-1 is the first phase of a longer term research initiative aiming at Safety Evaluation Ultimately Replacing Animal Testing. Although there is an initial focus on chemicals found in cosmetics and personal care products, the methodology and tools being developed by SEURAT-1 scientists are intended for application in a variety of fields. Some of the latest results of SEURAT-1were presented at the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) in Dublin on 14 July. The new SEURAT-1 report on progress and related international efforts was launched on this occasion. Please follow the link above to read the entire article and learn more about what was presented in Dublin.