TWINALT is a joint international project, funded by the European Commission under Horizon2020, aimed to develop a better understanding of alternative methods for toxicity testing, exchange know-how with the partners and disseminate the knowledge for the scientific and social benefits.
Strengthening NIOM’s research position in the field of alternative methods for toxicity assessment and enhancinge the science and technology capacity of the 4 linked institutions.
Ensuring safety of newly invented products, i.e. chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biocides, cosmetics, nanomaterials, should comprise a crucial part of their development.
Toxicity testing relies from many years on animal models, which – however providing indisputable benefits – raises more and more ethical and scientific concerns.
This challenge has driven an intensive search for alternative methods of toxicity testing, designed in line with 3R rule, advocating for replacement of animals, reduction of their number and constant refinement of available methods.
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