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Non-human primate use in medical research
A new article by FRAME Science Director Nirmala Bhogal and Science Officer Michelle Hudson raises questions as to whether primate experimentation is in keeping with the current state of knowledge and the evolving healthcare market.
New experimental design training school announced
Reduce animal numbers & collect better data
Good planning and design can have a major impact on reducing animal usage in research programmes and on the welfare of the animals used. So FRAME runs regular training courses aimed at post graduate students to teach the principles of good experimental design and statistical analysis.
FRAME chairman offers hope for an end to animal experiments
FRAME Chairman Prof Michael Balls has held out hope of an end to animal experimentation within two decades, in spite of the poor progress since legal changes in 1986.
ATLA editorial calls for toxicology data sharing
Much of the toxicology testing carried out on chemicals and pharmaceuticals has potential overlap but there is currently almost no data shared between the two industries. Recent improvements in in silico testing (computer models) could benefit both sides but there are practical, economic and ethical challenges to be overcome if a successful collaboration is to be established.
FRAME Chairman issues stark warning
Too little is being done to introduce non-animal tests into research in spite of fifty years having passed since the Three Rs principle of humane treatment for laboratory animals was first set out.
Annual Report 08-09 issued
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Drug Discovery and Development in the 21st Century: The need for 'pink diamonds'
FRAME staged a hugely successful symposium on the subject of Drug Discovery and Development in the 21st Century. The meeting, at The Royal Society in London, was the final event of FRAME’s 40th anniversary celebrations.
Lab-grown cornea could replace animal eye tests
FRAME has welcomed news that a US company has produced a laboratory grown cornea that could be used in place of animals for eye safety testing on consumer products.