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Alternative testing strategies refers to efforts to replace animals in experimentation. Developing robust and effective in vitro tests has been a priority for EU research programmes since the 1980s. The challenge is to develop alternative methods which can be validated according to international standards, be recognised by regulatory authorities and be adopted by industry.
The purpose of this compilation of information on EU-supported research in alternative testing strategies is to demonstrate the range of activities undertaken and initial results obtained during the course of the EU’s Sixth Framework Programme for Research (2002-2006). Anyway, research efforts towards alternative testing are continuing with the Seventh Framework Programme (2007-2013), and further support to the area is envisaged as the programme develops.

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Authors: KESSLER C, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 22846 EN (2008), 95pp. Euro: 15
Availability: (Catalogue Number: KI-NA-22846-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-79-05689-5
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