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The U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) is currently accepting public comments to their recently proposed chapter that would make it easier for U.S. biomedical companies to use synthetic alternatives to test for contamination in vaccines and medical devices, instead of a product derived from the blood of horseshoe crabs, known as LAL.

Click here to add your name to a sign-on letter from the Center for Biological Diversity and tell the U.S. Pharmacopeia you support a synthetic alternative to horseshoe crab blood!

The Horseshoe Crab Recovery Coalition is made up of organizations across the Atlantic Coast, from fishing captains to bird conservation organizations to biomedical companies, that all understand the critical role horseshoe crabs play in our marine ecosystem. Watch to find out how your organization can become a member of the HCRC.

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Today the Coalition is observing International Horseshoe Crab Day, June 20.

The Horseshoe Crab Recovery Coalition is now more than 50 national & international organizations, working together to enact policy & management measures to protect & restore the American Horseshoe Crab.

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