The publication of the first report on the implementation of Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes in the Member States of the Union and the first report on the statistics on the use of animals under this Directive is imminent.
The European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) supports students and young scientists with outstanding work in the field of alternative approaches to attend a high-profile scientific event.
Under the United Nations (UN) Globally Harmonised System of classification and labelling of chemicals (GHS), data from non-animal test methods can now be used to classify chemicals that can corrode or irritate skin on contact.
Scientists have cloned a genetically engineered bull which they hope will help heart valve transplant patients lead better quality lives and benefit people with red meat allergies.
JRC scientists have contributed to an international project to improve the environmental risk assessment of chemicals which has built a high quality ecotoxicological database called EnviroTox and developed new methodology for identifying chemicals that may pose a threat to the aquatic environment. Environmental risk assessment of chemicals typically requires toxicity data for fish, algae and crustaceans.
The Commission informs Ministers on the state of play of the action against African swine fever. Czech delegation declaration on combating African Swine Fever (ASF) in the European Union.