Computer-based testing methods can lead to significant reductions in the use of animals in chemical testing.
A new scientific review from the Physicians Committee's Director of Regulatory Testing, Kristie Sullivan, M.P.H., shows that computer-based testing methods have led to significant reductions in the use of animals in chemical testing.
QSAR (Quantitative Structure Activity Relationship) methods use a chemical's structure to predict its toxicity and quickly give companies and government agencies information about the potential risks of chemicals.
The review offers an inspiring look at the career of a late QSAR pioneer and recommends specific actions stakeholders can take to work toward replacing animal tests completely.
- K.M. Sullivan, J.R. Manuppello & C.E. Willett (2014): Building on a solid foundation: SAR and QSAR as a fundamental strategy to reduce animal testing, SAR and QSAR in Environmental Research, DOI: 10.1080/1062936X.2014.907203