IABS Conference
'3Rs ALTERNATIVES AND CONSISTENCY TESTING IN VACCINE LOT RELEASE TESTING'
EGMOND AAN ZEE (THE NETHERLANDS), SEPTEMBER 16 - 18, 2015

Where innovation in vaccine quality control meets animal welfare.

Vaccine development and quality control include models based on studies in laboratory animals, substantial numbers of which are used. Increasingly, however, regulations on animal experimentation and testing now urge the use of non-animal methods, reduction of animal numbers in tests still being performed and refinement of animal procedures and animal husbandry practices; the principle which is generally known as the 3Rs.

This need for humane science aligns with a broad wish to make vaccine development and quality control more science based, more economic and less time consuming.

Substantial progress in 3Rs implementation in vaccine development and quality control has been achieved; several non-animal models are being validated and a new testing strategy which integrates analytical tools, in vitro assays and quality systems; the consistency approach, is now under study.

The IABS conference will be the focal point for well recognised experts presenting the latest developments on the most important 3Rs topics in vaccine development and quality control. The conference will be THE platform for exchange of information on the 3Rs and testing strategies with representatives from industry, academia, guideline bodies and regulatory authorities. There will be a mix of presentations and interactive sessions offering an excellent opportunity for all those who are interested in state of the art vaccine quality control in the context of improving animal welfare.