FRAME has welcomed a new EU strategy designed to promote ways of integrating data obtained through non-animal tests with computer models of the human body. The strategy aims to reduce animal testing while improving the protection of human health from exposure to chemicals.
The strategy has been published by the EU Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to […]
In response to requests by scientists in Portugal, FRAME has had one of its key documents translated into Portuguese. The Strategic Planning Flowchart helps researchers design experiments that use fewer animals and extract more information from the work they carry out.
When scientists perform experiments it is vitally important they are well designed. This is especially serious if […]
“Total animal replacement in human medicine is a realistic goal but it’s a difficult challenge and it’s going to be a long-term goal.”
That was one of the conclusions of a debate held by FRAME at the Kennel Club, London in April. A video of the discussions is now available online by clicking here: FRAME Debate.
A university in the United Arab Emirates has introduced a human-based experiment as a way of replacing animal models of the effects of drugs on body organs. Medical students now dose themselves with coffee to observe how the stimulant properties of caffeine affect them.
The new scheme is described in the latest edition of PiLAS (Perspectives […]
The discussion this week of the “Stop Vivisection” initiative has highlighted several extremely important issues.
Firstly, the high priority that needs to be given to replacement of animal experiments with scientifically valid alternatives.
Secondly, the limited relevance to human disease processes of many animal studies.
Thirdly, the poor understanding across much of society of why animal experiments are […]
The European Parliament has discussed the future of animal experiments, in response to a 1.2 million signature petition calling for existing laws to be scrapped. A recommendation will now be passed to the European Commission to debate the topic more fully.
The petition was organised by the Italian-based Stop Vivisection citizens’ initiative. It pointed out to […]
The first FRAME debate was a huge success. It brought together experts from across the fields of industry, academia, politics, animal welfare and science promotion to discuss the proposition: Total animal replacement in human medicine is a realistic goal.
The speakers were: Dr Brian Burlinson, VP Safety Assessment and Principal Scientist at Huntingdon Life Sciences; Dr […]
FRAME is holding its first ever debate tomorrow (April 23) in London, on what can be done to bring an end to animal experiments more quickly. Experts from across the fields of industry, academia, politics, animal welfare and science promotion will get together to discuss the current status of alternatives to animal testing.
The debate aims […]
The Home Office has issued a progress report on what it is doing to reduce the use of animals in scientific research. The department set out plans in a document last February, which included three strategic priorities.
advance the use of the ThreeRs within the UK;
use international leadership to influence the uptake and adoption of […]
The Home Office is to introduce a ban on testing household products on animals with effect from October. The move follows a detailed consultation about the impact such a ban would have on industry and the economy.
The ban will apply to products bought by the public for use at home and in the […]