FP7 logo euThe ESNATS project has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° HEALTH-F5-2008-201619

Embryonic Stem cell-based Novel Alternative Testing Strategies

Partners: In Vitro Testing Industrial Platform (IVTIP)

IVTIP is an informal forum of European companies with an active interest in in vitro testing to be used in regulatory/safety testing or to be used in the compound discovery and development process, applying, where possible, the principle of the 3Rs:replacing, reducing and refining animal testing, together with the 4th "R" of responsibility in research. IVTIP focuses on regulatory issues and research. In particular, the forum follows progress in EU-funded research projects in in vitro testing. Integrated toxicogenomics /proteomics and REACH are important topics at the moment. IVTIP maintains good contacts with the European Commission, the European Parliament and other organisations and express the consensus views of the members through position papers.

The platform meets twice a year in a very open mode. EU financed projects in the field are discussed from the point of view of industrial application, facilitating dissemination of the advancements derived from the projects. At the same time, after consensus, the needs in innovation from the members are transmitted to the Commission to allow their inclusion in the research programmes. IVTIP will contribute in the project as a Steering Committee member by its capacity to transfer the results of the project to its members, getting back information regarding the view of the industries as final users of the advances derived from the project.

Key staff involved in the project

Nicolas FABRE, Board member of IVTIP and project manager in preclinical development at NOSCIRA. He holds a Ph.D. in Toxicology and since 2007 is member of the European Register of Toxicologist. , He has experience in the industry for ten years in both regulatory and investigative toxicology. He is member of the Spanish Platform in Alternatives, REMA and is involved in several spanish and european funding projects.

Further information: www.ivtip.org

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