P.P.A. Marlies Leenaars, Coenraad F.M. Hendriksen, Wim A. de Leeuw, Florina Carat, Philippe Delahaut, René Fischer, Marlies Halder, W. Carey Hanly, Joachim Hartinger, Jann Hau, Erik B. Lindblad, Werner Nicklas, Ingrid M. Outschoorn and Duncan E.S. Stewart-Tull

This is the report of the thirty-fifth of a series of workshops organised by the European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods (ECVAM). ECVAM’s main goal, as defined in 1993 by its Scientific Advisory Committee, is to promote the scientific and regulatory acceptance of alternative methods which are of importance to the biosciences and which reduce, refine or replace the use of laboratory animals. One of the first priorities set by ECVAM was the implementation of procedures which would enable it to become wellinformed about the state-of-the-art of nonanimal test development and validation, and the potential for the possible incorporation of alternative tests into regulatory procedures.
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