DescriptionILSI Europe Task Force on Alternatives to Animal Testing in Food Safety, Nutrition and Efficacy Studies
This Task force focusses on:
What are the challenges to use vital human material as an innovative approach to move towards human-based science and avoid animal research & testing?
Background & Objectives
The translational value from animal to human physiology is questioned. The use of human material (e.g. tissues) offers a sensible opportunity for better extrapolation of safety and efficacy outcomes to humans. However several barriers and constraints exist to their feasibility and acceptance. The activity aims therefore to lead the discussion by proposing concrete actions to overcome these challenges and promote the use of human vital tissues to improve translational research. Overall, this project will contribute to the transition from animal based to human-based safety evaluation in the food, nutrition and beverage sector.
Output:This activity will enable the set-up of a roadmap for a network/infrastructure in Europe to make human vital tissue available for (biomedical) research (academia, public sector and industry), that can be used as an example to follow. An important output of this activity will be a peer-reviewed publication setting out the barriers and constraints. It will also highlight gaps and needs to encourage/promote the use of human tissues as an alternative to animal testing.
|Period||2021 → 2022|
|Held at||ILSI Europe Task Force on Alternatives to Animal Testing in Food Safety, Nutrition and Efficacy Studies , Belgium|
|Degree of Recognition||International|