Eawag researchers discuss replacement method

2019 3Rs Awardees talk about alternative toxicity testing method

Kristin Schirmer and Melanie Fischer from Eawag received the 3RCC's 2019 3Rs Award for their outstanding research work in the 3Rs area of replacement. They obtained ISO certification for a toxicity test using cultured fish gill cells instead of fish, a milestone in the promotion of alternatives to animal experiments. 

In this video they explain how their method works, the potential it has and their next steps. They also talk about the long journey they had to take to get their method validated and approved.

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