In a study commissioned by the European arm of the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) at the University of Konstanz, Germany, consultant chemist Costanza Rovida has analyzed summaries of 200 dossiers submitted under the REACH program and found gaps in the data. The study states that regulators have done little to pressure industry to fill these data gaps. Some submissions relied on studies performed over 20 years ago that do not adhere to current quality standards. Of the 200 summaries, only 2 contained data from non-animal test methods. To read the full article in Nature News, please click on the link above. Also, full results on the evaluation of 800 summaries will be presented at the World Congress on Alternatives to Animal Use in the Life Sciences meeting next month in Canada.