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ALTEX: Current Issue: 3/09

Altex: 3/09 cover

PDF icon Editorial
Franz P. Gruber

PDF icon FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Thomas Hartung and Sebastian Hoffmann:
Food for thought … on in silico methods in toxicology

MAIN ARTICLES

PDF icon Angelo Vedani, Martin Smiesko, Morena Spreafico, Ourania Peristera and  Max Dobler:
VirtualToxLab™ – In silico prediction of the toxic (endocrine-disrupting) potential of drugs, chemicals and natural products. Two years and 2,000 compounds of experience: a progress report

Ina Hagelschuer, Peter Hauff, Anne Strube, Sanna-Maria Käkönen and Georges von Degenfeld:
Luminescent imaging technology as an opportunity to reduce and refine animal experiments: light at the end of the tunnel? (Summary only)

PDF icon t4-REPORT
Costanza Rovida and Thomas Hartung:
Re-evaluation of animal numbers and costs for in vivo tests to accomplish REACH legislation requirements for chemicals - a report by the Transatlantic Think Tank for Toxicology (t4)

ECHA press release:
New study inaccurate on the number of test animals for REACH

SHORT COMMUNICATIONS

Olavi Pelkonen, Ari Tolonen, Timo Rousu, Larissa Tursas, Miia Turpeinen, Juho Hokkanen, Jouko Uusitalo, Michel Bouvier d’Yvoire and Sandra Coecke:
Comparison of metabolic stability and metabolite identification of 55 ECVAM/ICCVAM validation compounds between human and rat liver homogenates and microsomes—a preliminary analysis (Summary only)

Richard Vogel:
Alternatives to the use of animals in safety testing as required by the EU-Cosmetics Directive 2009 (Summary only)

POSTION STATEMENT

PDF icon Interspecies crosses: aspects of animal protection
A position statement of the Ethics Committee for Animal Studies of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS) and the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT)

CONFERENCE REPORT

Rome, Italy: 7th World Congress on Alternatives & Animal Use in the life Sciences
Kenya: First Pan-African Seminar on Alternatives to Animal experiments

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MeetingS

 
Progress in Refinement: Enhancement of Scientific Integrity and Animal Well-Being
November 30, 2107
Baltimore

GIVIMP and Quality Procedures for the EU-ToxRisk Project (Webinar)
December 1, 2017
Details TBA
 

2018

 
Advances in Cell and Tissue Culture
May 21-23, 2018
Cardiff University, UK
 
SAVE THE DATE!
2nd Pan-American Conference for Alternative Methods
August 23-24, 2018
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
 

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