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The Bill Annett Annual Lecture
The 2008 Bill Annett Annual Lecture was held at the Kennel Club, Piccadilly, London, UK. This year's guest speaker was Professor Thomas Hartung of the European Commission.
FRAME Alternatives Laboratory Re-opens
The Rt Hon Ed Balls MP opened the newly refurbished FRAME Alternatives Laboratory.
REACH Comes Into Force
The new EU REACH legislation has finally entered into force with the opening of the new European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in Helsinki (Finland), on the 1st June 2007. The ECHA will be responsible for managing the implementation of the new requirements, including the setting up of a new website providing key information such as guidance documents, a helpdesk and other tools to help companies get to grips with the new legislation.
NIH to make Chimpanzee Breeding Moratorium Permanent
The world’s largest funder of chimpanzee biomedical research, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that it will no longer provide funding for breeding laboratory chimpanzees.
Animal experimentation in the UK continues to rise
The latest Home Office statistics show that the number of licenced animal experiments and procedures have risen once again. 2.9 million animal procedures were conducted in 2005. This represents a 1.4% rise on the number of procedures conducted in 2004.