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Back in March in Toxicological Sciences there was a great LTE from Dr David Basketter regarding an in vitro sensitization assay. The part I thought most on the money was this: Overall, a prediction accuracy of about 82% was achieved, which is only a little lower than was obtained during the validation of the local…

ICCVAM authorized two different methods, the bovine corneal opacity and permeability (BCOP) assay and the isolated chicken eye (ICE) assay. These don’t use live animals. I’m not exactly sure you could say that this wasn’t tested in an animal, but close enough. Or at least that’s what the director says. It really don’t count as…

I’m waiting around for a meeting (about animal testing!) and thought I’d share a few things that I’ve been thinking about. 1) While we’re not going to stop using animals for testing in a long time it is a good idea to reduce them where we can and where industry and the public (at-large; I…