First scientific contracts signed to address critical barriers in phasing out animal testing

ECHA has signed a framework contract with a consortium led by Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine to support the development of methodologies to reduce animal testing.

The aim is to develop tools and data for hazard identification and characterisation of industrial chemicals based on New Approach Methodologies.

The first three projects focus on addressing critical barriers in phasing out animal testing. They include developing OECD guidance, case studies and methodologies as well as in-vitro testing strategies.