Title: Adverse Outcome Pathways can drive non-animal approaches for safety assessment
Authors: BURDEN NatalieSEWELL FionaANDERSEN Melvin E.BOOBIS Alan R.CHIPMAN KevinCRONIN MarkHUTCHINSON ThomasKIMBER IanWHELAN Maurice
Citation: JOURNAL OF APPLIED TOXICOLOGY vol. 35 no. 9 p. 971–975
Publisher: WILEY-BLACKWELL
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC96049
ISSN: 0260-437X
URI: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jat.v35.9/issuetoc
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC96049
DOI: 10.1002/jat.3165
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOPs) provide an opportunity to develop newand more accurate safety assessment processes for drugs and other chemicals, and may ultimately play an important role in regulatory decision making. Not only can the development and application of AOPs pave theway for the development of improved evidence-based approaches for hazard and risk assessment, there is also the promise of a significant impact on animal welfare, with a reduced reliance on animal-based methods. The establishment of a useable and coherent knowledge framework under which AOPs will be developed and applied has been a first critical step towards realizing this opportunity. This article explores how the development of AOPs under this framework, and their application in practice, could benefit the science and practice of safety assessment, while in parallel stimulating a move away from traditional methods towards an increased acceptance of non-animal approaches. We discuss here the key areas where current, and future initiatives should be focused to enable the translation of AOPs into routine chemical safety assessment, and lasting 3Rs benefits.
JRC Directorate:Health, Consumers and Reference Materials

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