« Chemical Safety Heading Towards Animal-Free Assessments With €50m Investment Programme »- Cosmetics Design

« Cosmetics Europe and the EU’s FP7 (7 th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development) have each contributed half the funds towards a € 50 million European public–private partnership (PPP) – the largest of its kind – as it looks towards a new era of assessing chemical safety without using animals.
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The SEURAT-1 project, which aims towards the replacement of In Vivo repeated dose systemic toxicity testing, had its final symposium today, showcasing the collective knowledge, and cross-disciplinary expertise of regulators and scientists from over 70 universities, research institutes and companies.

They aim has always been to define a common research strategy and make a decisive step to overcome fragmentation in the research community; meeting the specific needs of the cosmetics industry but also contributing to a global safety assessment solution for any chemical.(…) »

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Article by Andrew McDougall in Cosmetics-Design Europe
http://www.cosmeticsdesign-europe.com/Regulation-Safety/Chemical-safety-heading-towards-animal-free-assessments-with-50m-investment-programme