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National Toxicology Program is seeking comments and nominations for validation studies of in vitro test methods for identifying endocrine disruptors, agency announces in April 21 Federal Register 1notice. NTP has thus far received two proposals, which were presented by the Interagency Coordinating Committee for the Validation of Alternative Methods at a March meeting of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods (2"The Rose Sheet" March 22, 2004, p. 4). ICCVAM will receive comments and nominations and then "develop recommended priorities" for proposed methods, the notice states. In a separate Federal Register 3notice, the NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods and ICCVAM report they are seeking nominations for scientific experts to evaluate in vitro test methods for identifying chemicals that potentially cause ocular irritancy...

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