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

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

1991 – FRAME Alternatives Laboratory founded

The FRAME Alternatives Laboratory (FAL) was opened in 1991 as part of the University of Nottingham’s medical school housed in the Queen’s Medical Centre.  Under the direction of Dr Richard Clothier, the FAL established itself as a leading laboratory for alternatives research.  This tradition has continued under Dr Andrew Bennett who replaced Dr Clothier in […]

January 29th, 2015|Timeline, TL_Alternatives|Comments Off

1987 – FRAME develops Kenacid Blue (KB) cytotoxicity test

FRAME researchers in the late 80s worked to produce effective methods for detecting cytotoxicity.  One of the most prevalent and most widely accepted tests developed was the Kenacid Blue (KB) cytotoxicity test via a collaboration of laboratories from the University of Nottingham medical school, the Huntingdon Research Centre, the St. George’s Medical School, and the Robens […]

March 12th, 2015|Timeline, TL_Alternatives|Comments Off

1983 – ATLA launched

In 1983 FRAME launched its own peer-reviewed international scientific journal – Alternatives to Laboratory Animals (ATLA).  The journal publishes articles with a focus on the latest research in the development, validation, introduction and use of alternatives to laboratory animals.  Additionally, ATLA encourages informed scientific debate through its editorial and comment section.   ATLA is published […]

January 29th, 2015|Timeline, TL_Alternatives|Comments Off

1969 – FRAME founded

FRAME was founded and registered as a charity in 1969 by Dorothy Hegarty in Wimbledon, London. Since then, FRAME has moved to its current office in Nottingham in 1981 and established the FRAME Alternatives Laboratory at the University of Nottingham in 1991. The first issue of FRAME’s peer-reviewed international science journal Alternatives to Laboratory Animals (ALTA) […]

May 27th, 2014|Timeline, TL_Social|Comments Off

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

Our new website

As part of an ongoing programme of modernisation FRAME has overhauled its website and updated the content. The process began two years ago with the launch of PiLAS (Perspectives in Laboratory Animal Science), which was given its own online presence as well as being published in print as part of FRAME’s peer-reviewed journal ATLA (Alternatives […]

May 16th, 2014|Press|Comments Off