COMET ASSAY and CELL ARRAY for genotoxicity testing - non-animal alternative for REACH
COMET ASSAY AND CELL ARRAY FOR FAST AND EFFICIENT GENOTOXICITY TESTING
The objective of this European funded project is the development of alternatives that will replace the need for animal experiments
The methods to be developed will provide reliable in vitro assays for use in screening chemicals for potential genotoxic and cytotoxic effects, and will thus help to limit the amount of animal experimentation that needs to be carried out - notably, in connection with the new EC policy on the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH). The methods will be subjected to rigorous testing in order to meet international validation standards and to be accepted by industrial users and regulatory authorities.
Project coordinated by University of Oslo, Prof. Andrew Collins.