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More collaboration needed in the hunt for new drugs

FRAME is calling for more collaboration between alternatives organisations, government and the pharmaceutical industry following publication of a new investigation of preclinical drugs  trials using laboratory animals.

Scientific papers covering more than 2,300 substances tested on rats, mice and rabbits were analysed to measure the likelihood ratio that chemicals showing […]

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FRAME essay competition winner

FRAME’s recent essay competition “What are the alternatives to using animals in laboratories?” attracted some strong entries. The winner, who received a £300 prize, was 17-year-old Emma Bryan, a student at  Cheltenham Ladies College.

Emma’s […]


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PiLAS – Perspectives in Laboratory Animal Science – is a place for bioscientists to discuss aspects of lab animal use. Visit the website
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What FRAME does

There is no worldwide agreement that protects the welfare of animals either in the wild or those involved in research and testing. While EU law says that alternative methods should be used if they are available, there are many areas where no effective non-animal methods exist. The latest Directive says EU member states should support alternatives, but there is no specific legal requirement to create them. FRAME is helping to find them.

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FRAME was the first organisation to fund its own laboratory to research new and innovative ways to replace animals in medical and scientific experiments. Many of the non-animal tests it developed are now in common use.Read more...
 
FRAME issues regular press releases and statements to the media. It has appeared in local and national newspapers and on TV and radio. Read more...