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Alternatives to Animal Testing

Proceedings of Asian Congress 2016

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  • Provides ?recent research on alternative to animal testings
  • Discusses the future approaches to alternatives in 3Rs
  • Presents the highly selected contents in the Asian Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences

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This open access book presents recent advances in the pure sciences that are of significance in the quest for alternatives to the use of animals in research and describes a variety of practical applications of the three key guiding principles for the more ethical use of animals in experiments – replacement, reduction, and refinement, collectively known as the 3Rs. Important examples from across the world of implementation of the 3Rs in the testing of cosmetics, chemicals, pesticides, and biologics, including vaccines, are described, with additional information on relevant regulations. The coverage also encompasses emerging approaches to alternative tests and the 3Rs. The book is based on the most informative contributions delivered at the Asian Congress 2016 on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences. It will be of value for those working in R&D, for graduate students, and for educators in various fields, including the pharmaceutical and cosmetic sciences, pharmacology, toxicology, and animal welfare. The free, open access distribution of Alternatives to Animal Testing is enabled by the Creative Commons Attribution license in International version 4: CC BY 4.0.

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Table of contents (15 papers)

Editors and Affiliations

  • National Institute of Health Sciences, Kawasaki, Japan

    Hajime Kojima

  • Humane Society International, Montreal, Canada

    Troy Seidle

  • Institut für Pharmazie, Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany

    Horst Spielmann

About the editors

Hajime Kojima

National Institute of Health Sciences , Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan

Troy Seidle

Humane Society International , Montréal, QC, Canada

Horst Spielmann

Institut für Pharmazie Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Alternatives to Animal Testing

  • Book Subtitle: Proceedings of Asian Congress 2016

  • Editors: Hajime Kojima, Troy Seidle, Horst Spielmann

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-13-2446-8Published: 28 December 2018

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-13-2447-5Published: 27 December 2018

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VI, 130

  • Number of Illustrations: 7 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Pharmacology/Toxicology, Biochemistry, general, Animal Welfare/Animal Ethics

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