animal testing

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 and adoption of […]

March 26th, 2015|Press, Rightbox|Comments Off

Early 1990s: First reconstituted human epidermis (RHE) skin model

Commercially available artificial human skin models developed in the early 1990s provided an extremely useful alternative for researchers studying in vitro skin corrosion and irritation, as well as topical responses and phototoxicity.  Prior to the development of models such as EpiSkin, EpiDerm, EST1000, and Living Skin Equivalent (LHE), in vivo tests on either human or animals subjects were […]

July 14th, 2014|Timeline, TL_Alternatives|Comments Off

FRAME attends Prague World Congress

FRAME staff and Trustees, and post-graduates from the FRAME Alternatives Laboratory took part in the ninth World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences, in Prague, Czech Republic.

Two posters featuring FRAME research were displayed. One was by FRAME Scientific Officer Kevin Coll, on the rise in use of genetically modified (GM) mice […]

September 3rd, 2014|News|Comments Off

Would you use a medicine that had been tested on animals?

FRAME does not give a definitive answer to this question because it is very subjective. Individual people draw the line between what is, and what is not, acceptable in different places.

Some people would choose not to take a headache tablet if many animals had been killed in its production, but the same people might take […]

May 22nd, 2014|PositionStatement|Comments Off