The Network for Alternative Methods was created by the Brazilian Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation to promote alternative methods to the use of animals in the development of drugs and cosmetics. The group will certify centers, train technicians, provide material resources and develop and validate new assays. The other participating institutions are the National Institute on Metrology (INMETRO – RJ) and Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCruz RJ).
Portaria nº 491 de 16 de julho de 2012
Some projects ongoing include capacitation of Brazilian institutions to run tests by alternative methods such as OECD TG 491 e OECD TG 492.
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