18 May '11, 4pm

New Robot Can Speed Toxics Evaluations, End Animal Testing

New Robot Can Speed Toxics Evaluations, End Animal Testing

"The effort's first phase -- testing about 300 chemicals -- began in 2008. The second, or the "industrial phase," launched recently and will test about 10,000 chemicals comparing data it collects to existing toxicity information as a test of the robot's accuracy. The conclusion of the project is still years away, but Robert Kavlock, director of EPA's National Center for Computational Toxicology, said data being gathered in the early going will help EPA and other agencies figure out which chemicals need additional testing," reports the New York Times.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/new-robot-can-spe...

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