The book, called New Technologies for Toxicity Testing, is published jointly by Landes Bioscience and Springer in America and Germany. It is a collection of chapters offering insights into new toxicity testing strategies and techniques, written by leading researchers.
It was made available online after its publication in February 2012, and since then there have been 2,446 chapter downloads, putting it in the top 25% of downloaded eBooks in its sector.
A notice from Springer said: "The electronic version reaches a broad readership and provides increased visibility for the work. This is especially noticeable in the long run: statistical data shows that the usage of electronic publications remains stable for years after publication, so this is what we can expect for the book for the years to come."
The book has its own homepage on Springer's website, where researchers, journalists, editors and bloggers can see a preview, download the book, or order a hardcover copy. Click here to see the page. (opens in a new window)
The new methods described in the book broaden the range of testing techniques and improve sensitivity of experiments, both in vitro and in vivo, hence providing helpful information that will reduce the number of laboratory animals required.
The book was edited by FRAME's Honorary Life President Professor Michael Balls, and two former staff, Dr. Robert Combes and Dr. Nirmala Bhogal.
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