The Read-Across workshop was co-hosted on 1st of March in the US, Washington by the US Food and Drug Administration Center for Food Safety and Advanced Nutrition (FDA-CFSAN) and the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) at Johns Hopkins and the University of Konstanz.
Cefic-LRI was one of the co-organizers of this event together with American Chemistry Council, ASCCT, EU-Tox Risk, HTPC, Humane Society International, NIH, UL and John Hopkins University.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT), founded in 1981, is part of the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, with a European branch (CAAT-Europe) located at the University of Kostanz, Germany.
The goal is to promote humane science by supporting the creation, development, validation, and use of alternatives to animals in research, product safety testing, and education. There is a search to effect change by working with scientists in industry, government, and academia to find new ways to replace animals with non-animal methods, reduce the numbers of animals necessary, or refine methods to make them less painful or stressful to the animals involved.
Information about CAAT-Europe can be found here.