The EU Reference Laboratory for alternatives to animal testing (EURL ECVAM) has released its 2022 status report on non-animal test methods. A branch of the EU Joint Research Centre (JRC), EURL ECVAM promotes and facilitates the use of non-animal testing for both science and regulatory purposes.

Its status report provides updates on ongoing R&D activities; achievements related to the validation and qualification of non-animal methods; and their uptake and use. The latest document, completed in December 2022 and released in March 2023, covers among others:

  • Collaborative partnerships for non-animal testing;
  • New Alternative Methodologies (NAMs);
  • Validation;
  • Regulatory application of the methods;
  • Biomedical research;
  • Education and training.

The full document is available at this link.