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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 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

Why FRAME is right to be concerned about dog use in biomedical research

Recently FRAME and the Kennel Club co-authored an open letter to The Rt Hon Greg Clark, MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, in which we expressed our disappointment at the decision to grant planning permission for establishment of a dog breeding centre in East Yorkshire. We asked “why is breeding of dogs [...]

September 24th, 2015|News, Press|Comments Off on Why FRAME is right to be concerned about dog use in biomedical research

FRAME and the Kennel Club ask for a U-turn on beagle breeding centre

FRAME and the Kennel Club have sent an open letter to Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government The Rt Hon Greg Clark, MP calling on him and the Government to reverse their decision to grant planning permission for a laboratory beagle breeding centre in East Yorkshire. East Riding of Yorkshire Council rejected the [...]

August 10th, 2015|News, Press|Comments Off on FRAME and the Kennel Club ask for a U-turn on beagle breeding centre

Home Office Three Rs progress report

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. They were: advance the use of the ThreeRs within the UK; use international leadership to influence the uptake [...]

March 26th, 2015|Press, Rightbox|Comments Off on Home Office Three Rs progress report

FRAME Annual Lecture 2014

The latest FRAME Annual Lecture was a huge success and sparked an in-depth debate on the future of drug development and testing. Speaker Dr Malcolm Skingle, Director of Academic Liaison at Glaxo Smith Kline, discussed using innovation to promote the Three Rs. He outlined changes in the use of animals to test new drugs and [...]

October 17th, 2014|News, Press, Rightbox|Comments Off on FRAME Annual Lecture 2014

FRAME’s new Director

FRAME has appointed a new Director to oversee its research programme at the Nottingham office. Dr Gerry Kenna is a drug safety scientist with extensive industrial safety assessment experience, including 11 years in the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to that he had a highly successful academic career. He is recognised nationally and internationally in the field [...]

October 6th, 2014|Press, Rightbox|Comments Off on FRAME’s new Director

A ‘road map’ toward ending severe suffering of laboratory animals

The RSPCA has drawn up a plan that aims to end severe suffering for animals used in research and testing.  The road-map has been released in response to changes in EU and UK legislation and has been published in FRAME’s scientific journal ATLA. Until now scientists have not been required to record how many test [...]

September 30th, 2014|News, Press|Comments Off on A ‘road map’ toward ending severe suffering of laboratory animals

Spreading the Three Rs message to China

An abridged version of the book that first set out the Three Rs principles of alternatives to animal experimentation has been translated into Chinese, and will be distributed to libraries and universities throughout China. China has so far been slow to adopt alternatives - cosmetics testing on animals is still required by law there, for [...]

September 19th, 2014|News, Press|Comments Off on Spreading the Three Rs message to China

2010 – European Union agrees on Directive 63/2010/EU

Europe-wide regulation of animals used for scientific purposes made a significant advancement with the adoption of Directive 63/2010/EU in September of 2010. The new directive improved on the previous one, Directive 86/609/EEC, by removing many of the discrepancies in protocols between European nations that often lead to quite obviously varying levels of protection for the [...]

May 27th, 2014|Timeline, TL_legislation|Comments Off on 2010 – European Union agrees on Directive 63/2010/EU