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The Current Scientific and Legal Status of Alternative Methods to the LD50 Test for Botulinum Neurotoxin Potency Testing - The Report and Recommendations of a ZEBET Expert Meeting


Sarah Adler,Gerd Bicker,Hans Bigalke,Christopher Bishop,Jörg Blümel,Dirk Dressler, Joan Fitzgerald,Frank Gessler,Heide Heuschen,Birgit Kegel, Andreas Luch,Catherine Milne, Andrew Pickett,13 Heidemarie Ratsch,14 Irmela Ruhdel, Dorothea Sesardic, Martin Stephens, Gerhard Stiens, Peter D. Thornton, René Thürmer, Martin Vey, Horst Spielmann, Barbara Grune and Manfred Liebsch

An Expert Meeting on The Current Scientific and Legal Status of Alternative Methods to the LD50 Test for Botulinum Neurotoxin (BoNT) Potency Testing was organised by the Centre for Documentation and Evaluation of Alternatives to Animal Experiments (ZEBET) at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), and took place on 27–28 April 2009, in Berlin, Germany. The goal of ZEBET is to promote primarily the replacement of legally required animal experiments with valid alternative test methods, to reduce the numbers of test animals used to the absolutely necessary level, and to alleviate their pain and suffering. ZEBET’s tasks are the documentation, assessment and promotion of alternative methods to animal experiments on a national and international level, and the initiation of research and development, including the funding of smaller research projects.

Full text pdf 38(4), 315–330