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EUROPE: New EU funds for non-animal testing

EUROPE: New EU funds for non-animal testing
Leah Germain
University World News
Issue: 0094
27 September 2009 Link to full article below

A substantial fund of EUR50 million (US$74 million) is being offered to European research teams to develop alternatives to animal testing for cosmetics and related industries.

The joint partnership between the European Commission and the European Cosmetics Association (Colipa) is calling on scientists to develop proposals for studies into new non-animal testing methods before a February 2010 deadline.

Colipa has matched the EUR25 million funding offered by the European Commission to create the EUR50 million incentive for non-animal research.

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