The DB-ALM of the European Union Reference Laboratory on Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) wants to remind you, as previously announced by the European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to animal testing (EPAA), that a second survey has been launched on the use of alternative methods in the industry for the assessment of reproductive toxicity of compounds and/or formulations covering Reduction and Refinement (2Rs) methods applied for both regulatory and non-regulatory purposes. Please click on the pdf document above to download and answer the survey.
This questionnaire survey is part of an EPAA-initiated activity to review the state-of-the-art of development, acceptance and use of 3Rs in Reproductive Toxicity testing. A previous survey conducted in 2010 covered Replacement or non-animal in vitro methods used in industry. The present questionnaire follows and complements that survey and covers the 2Rs (Reduction and Refinement) as applicable to in vivo methods used either as stand-alone methods or as part of Integrated Testing Strategies (ITS) using a combination of in vivo and in vitro methods. It addresses the ways that the 2Rs are applied for both regulatory and non-regulatory purposes. Therefore, together with the previous questionnaire, this survey aims to provide a full picture of all the 3Rs methods used in the assessment of Reproductive Toxicity of compounds (chemicals, drugs, etc.) and/or formulations (including biologicals, i.e. proteins and vaccines).
Deadline to respond to this survey is April 13th.