Mandatory Alternatives Petition (MAP)

NEAVS is a founding member of the Mandatory Alternatives Petition (MAP) coalition, which works to encourage the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to develop better policy guidelines regarding the use of non-animal, in vitro testing methods to meet FDA requirements for drug or device approval. As it now stands, industry need only "consider" alternatives. This lack of mandate perpetuates the dependence on cruel and ineffective status quo animal testing. Through the goals of MAP – encouraging and mandating that validated alternatives must be used in lieu of animals, NEAVS seeks to spare the lives of millions of animals each year and to set a platform upon which new alternatives will be developed, validated and used.