Non-animal Methods for Toxicity Testing


What is AltTox? is a website dedicated to advancing non-animal methods of toxicity testing through online discussion and information exchange.


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The AltTox forum is a message board intended to encourage information exchange, commentary and discussion of science and policy issues related to non-animal methods of toxicity testing. Here are the three most recent topics posted:

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Toxicity Testing Resource Center

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The Toxicity Testing Resource Center is the informational section of It provides a comprehensive source of information on toxicity testing, non-animal alternatives, relevant stakeholders, government oversight, validation and regulatory acceptance of testing methods, and challenges to and opportunities for progress.

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Stem Cells and Toxicity Testing, Part III: Bioengineered Human Tissue Models

Bioengineered human tissue constructs have the potential to replace animals for certain types of toxicity testing, but only if they provide biologically relevant data. This article discusses some of the current and emerging concepts involved with the development of biologically relevant human cell-based models for toxicity testing.

OpenTox USA 2013: Conference Summary

In late October 2013, OpenTox project coordinators – in collaboration with ToxBank (a web-based toxicity data warehouse) - held a 2-day conference, OpenTox USA, at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center in Research Triangle Park. Conference organizers aimed to build on the exchange of information and ideas shared a month earlier at OpenTox Europe (Mainz, Germany, September 2013).

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