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Simcyp Scientist contributes to Alternatives to Laboratory Animals (ATLA) publication
Date: 08 Jan 2008
Dr Jiansong Yang, a Senior Scientist at Simcyp Limited, has contributed to a recent ECVAM Workshop, the findings of which will be published in the Alternatives to Laboratory Animals (ATLA) journal.
The main objective of ECVAM – the European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods – is the development and validation of alternative testing methods which replace, reduce or refine (the 3Rs) the use of laboratory animals in the biomedical sciences. The organisation encourages research into methods which could provide the same level of information as that obtained in experiments using animals but which involve fewer animals or which entail less painful procedures. ECVAM host regular workshops to review the current status of alternative tests and their potential uses.
The ATLA paper reports the recommendations of the ECVAM Workshop 63a which was held in Ispra, Italy, in October 2005. Entitled ‘Physiologically-based kinetic modelling (PBK modelling): meeting the 3Rs agenda', the report describes the strategy proposed by participants to promote the use of PBK modelling techniques as a means of supporting non-animal-based toxicology testing approaches.
The full paper by Bouvier d’Yvoire et al. is available to view on the ECVAM website.