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EMA ramps up measures to reduce animal testing

Going forward, a task force under the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will advise developers on how to minimize animal testing during drug development.

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Producers of new medicines will soon be able to receive free advice from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) on how to reduce animal testing when developing new medicines, the EMA writes in a statement.

The dialogs will be with a new taskforce, which the EMA has named the Innovation Task Force (ITF), which will be a unit spanning the entire agency, ensuring that the group has scientific, regulatory and legal competencies.

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