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. Follow the link above to the EPAA website and download the EPAA questionnaire. The deadline for responding has been extended to May 18th.
The survey has been launched in the context of the EPAA thematic review project to provide an overall picture on available alternative methods at all stages of development, validation and/or regulatory acceptance covering the 3Rs in the topic area of reproductive toxicity testing. This project was based on an extensive bibliographic review and the full content published in 2011 on the DB-ALM together with the first survey results.This second survey, in fact, follows and complements the first one that covered Replacement methods providing in this way a full picture on the use of all the 3Rs methods in industry for reproductive toxicity testing. For more information, please visit the EPAA website and the ECVAM DB-ALM website