National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/natl-strategy

Strategic Roadmap: New Approaches to Evaluate the Safety of Chemicals and Medical Products

ICCVAM is coordinating the development of a strategic roadmap for incorporating new approaches into safety testing of chemicals and medical products in the United States. Scientific and technological advances in toxicology can significantly improve and protect public health. However, a national strategy is required to ensure the safe, effective, and timely implementation of human-based, predictive approaches in toxicity testing.

Provide input on the Strategic Roadmap

Vision and Mission with draft Goals and Objectives (May 25, as presented at ICCVAM Public Forum)

Vision

To facilitate the development and use of new approaches for evaluating the safety of chemicals and medical products in the United States that will increase confidence in alternative methods and improve their relevance to human health, while maintaining a commitment to replace, reduce, and refine animal use.

Mission

Federal agencies, the regulated community, and interested stakeholders will work together to explore new approaches for evaluating the safety of chemicals and medical products in the United States while collaborating with international partners to facilitate global harmonization of new testing approaches. The successful development and implementation of new approaches will require integrated efforts that:

  • Help end-users (agencies and industry) guide the development of new tools to support regulatory and research needs
  • Foster the use of timely, flexible and robust practices to establish confidence in new methods
  • Encourage the adoption and use of new approaches by federal agencies and regulated industries
NTP is located at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health.