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Call for industry input to progress non-animal tests

One of FRAME's recent collaborators, XCellR8 are calling on cosmetic companies and suppliers to provide much needed input to progress the regulatory approval of new non-animal toxicity tests. In a recent a recent statement (15 November) XCellR8 outlined how industry could help to shape the future of non-animal toxicity testing: Urgent input from regulatory affairs [...]

November 21st, 2016|News|Comments Off on Call for industry input to progress non-animal tests

Funding success for new non-animal safety test

FRAME would like to congratulate one of its collaborators, XCellR8 on successfully securing a large European grant to continue their important work to develop and get regulatory acceptance of a non-animal test to check the safety of new cosmetic or personal care products. In a statement released today (12 September 2016), XCellR8 announced: The complete [...]

September 12th, 2016|News, Press|Comments Off on Funding success for new non-animal safety test

New issue of ATLA

The new issue (44.3) of FRAME’s scientific journal ATLA is out now. The contents include: EDITORIAL: First thoughts on the effects on the protection of laboratory animals of the UK's departure from the European Union M. Balls ARTICLES: The use of in vivo, ex vivo, in vitro, computational models and volunteer studies in vision research [...]

August 23rd, 2016|News, Press|Comments Off on New issue of ATLA

Latest edition of FRAME News now available

FRAME News issue 76 is out now. Learn about our recent activities including, responding to a Home Office consultation and improving training in experimental design. Meet our latest interns and read about their interesting projects, as well as catching up on new developments in cosmetic testing and the Government statistics on animal experiments. Read FRAME [...]

August 15th, 2016|News, Press|Comments Off on Latest edition of FRAME News now available

FRAME summer studentships

Undergraduate students from the University of Nottingham have been spending eight weeks in the FRAME Alternative Laboratory (FAL) to carry out a variety of projects and gain important laboratory experience. Dr Andy Bennett, Director of the FRAME Alternatives laboratory said Exposure of students to the use of non-animal methods early in their career is an [...]

July 25th, 2016|News, Press, Research|Comments Off on FRAME summer studentships

FRAME response to animal-friendly antibody production paper

FRAME (Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments) is pleased to see publication of the paper Animal-friendly affinity reagents: Replacing the needless in the haystack. The opinion paper highlights the somewhat hidden cost to animal lives in the production of animal-derived antibodies, which are used in a wide range of scientific and commercial [...]

July 21st, 2016|News, Press|Comments Off on FRAME response to animal-friendly antibody production paper

FRAME response to Home Office statistics on laboratory animal use 2015

“FRAME is extremely disappointed that the latest Home Office statistics on animal use in science show an increase in animal experimentation. We are deeply concerned that the use of genetically altered animals continues to increase, with 34% of experimental procedures using them and half of all procedures being done to create and breed them. These [...]

July 20th, 2016|News, Press|Comments Off on FRAME response to Home Office statistics on laboratory animal use 2015

Latest issue of ATLA now available

The new issue (44.2) of FRAME’s scientific journal ATLA is out now. The contents include: EDITORIAL: Concerns that animal testing continues without scientific justification M. Balls. ARTICLES: Stakeholders views on the creation and use of genetically-engineered animals in research E.H. Ormandy. Evaluation of an in vitro cell culture assay for the potency assessment of recombinant [...]

July 4th, 2016|News, Press|Comments Off on Latest issue of ATLA now available

New issue of ATLA now available

The latest issue (44.1) of FRAME's scientific journal ATLA is now available. The contents include: EDITORIAL: Scientific issues raised by the use of dogs as laboratory animals. M. Balls. ARTICLES: A comparative evaluation of six principal IgY antibody extraction methods. H. Ren, W. Yang, D. Thirumalai, X. Zhang & R. Schade. A training course on [...]

April 21st, 2016|News|Comments Off on New issue of ATLA now available