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Non-Animal Testing Technologies and Strategies: Supporting Global Product Stewardship

​Saturday, September 29 | 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

Learning Level: Competent | Topic: Risk Assessment

Historically, the toxicological hazard and risk assessment of chemicals has relied on animal studies to ensure human health or safety. In recent years, ethical considerations and scientific reasons modernized the predictive toxicology through acceptance of non-animal test methods, models and strategies many of which have been validated for regulatory purposes. These technologies support effective global product stewardship principles and ensure adherence to “the 3 R’s” which call for the Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of animal use to label products or to prescribe transportation procedures. This session will provide examples of several non-animal testing technologies and strategies that can be used within international regulatory frameworks and in support of product stewardship.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the utility of non-animal methods to address toxicological endpoints.
  2. Recognize methods that have been accepted for regulatory compliance.
  3. Describe the advantages of in vitro methodologies over traditional (animal-based) research.​
Emilia Costin, PhD, MBA, Study Director and Manager of Scientific Services, Institute for In Vitro Sciences, Inc.