Dr. Patric Amcoff is the new Operational Manager of the European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternative Methods to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) as of mid-November. Before joining the European Commission, Dr. Amcoff worked for nine years at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, where he was responsible for driving the regulatory acceptance at international level of alternative testing methods and approaches for chemical and nano-safety. The mission of ECVAM is to promote the development and use of alternatives to animal testing, for use as research tools and for supporting regulatory safety assessment. ECVAM will continue to coordinate validation studies at European level and act as a focal point for exchange of information on alternative methods to animal testing in the EU. Follow the link above fore more information on Dr. Amcoff available on the ECVAM website.