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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

FRAME schools project

FRAME is seeking secondary school pupils’ views Undergraduate students from Nottingham Trent University are working on behalf of FRAME with the aim of promoting engagement with the issues affecting animal experimentation and alternatives, and exploring ways in which it can be incorporated into the secondary school curriculum. The university students have created a survey to [...]

March 16th, 2016|News, Press|Comments Off on FRAME schools project

Human-based cancer research

A team of scientists from the UK and USA have announced a potential new treatment for cancer, based on the body’s own immune reaction to tumour cells. FRAME has welcomed the news because the research is based on human cell responses in actual patients, rather than using animal models. FRAME believes this kind of human-based [...]

March 4th, 2016|Press|Comments Off on Human-based cancer research