Photo Release -- Fish Embryo Toxicology Testing is Better Alternative for Whole-Effluent Testing, Advises New Whitepaper from Microtest Laboratories


AGAWAM, Mass., June 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As pharmaceutical, chemical and other manufacturers come under increased scrutiny for their Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET), a new methodology to measure WET — fish embryo toxicity (FET) testing — promises to better determine the potential environmental impact of their products and waste water on the environment.

Fish embryo toxicology testing is better alternative for whole-effluent testing, advises a new whitepaper from Microtest Laboratories

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Developed for environmental and hazard classification applications, FET testing provides many advantages in the testing of pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and pesticides — from their application in the field to their impact in sewage and water runoff from manufacturing facilities.

A new whitepaper titled "Fish Embryo Toxicology Testing: The Better Alternative for Whole-Effluent Testing" discusses FET testing, how it works, and its benefits. The paper is available for download at from Microtest Laboratories.

FET testing utilizes the embryo of the Zebrafish and exposes it to various compounds to observe potential toxic effects, thus making the test ideal for use in monitoring or investigating environmental cases. FET is an approved OECD (Organization for Economic Co-Operative Development) guideline published in 2013.

Microtest Laboratories is deeply experienced in providing fish embryo toxicity testing, due to the expertise the company developed from creating its own Zebrafish Embryo Toxicity (ZET) test, which it provides as a preliminary screening method in the biocompatibility testing of medical devices and polymers.

For details on the benefits of FET testing, download the whitepaper, "Fish Embryo Toxicology Testing is the better alternative for whole-effluent testing," from: For information on FET testing services from Microtest Laboratories, visit, or call 1-413-786-1680, or toll-free 1-800-631-1680.

About Microtest Laboratories

Microtest Laboratories is a leader in testing services and contract manufacturing for the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries. Based in Agawam, Massachusetts, USA, the company provides expertise and flexible processes that enhance product safety and security, accelerate time to market, and minimize supply chain disruption. For more information, visit or call 1-413-786-1680 or toll-free at 1-800-631-1680. Follow Microtest Laboratories on Twitter @MicrotestLabs at

Source:Microtest Laboratories