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Call for industry input to progress non-animal tests

One of FRAME's recent collaborators, XCellR8 are calling on cosmetic companies and suppliers to provide much needed input to progress the regulatory approval of new non-animal toxicity tests. In a recent a recent statement (15 November) XCellR8 outlined how industry could help to shape the future of non-animal toxicity testing: Urgent input from regulatory affairs [...]

November 21st, 2016|News|Comments Off on Call for industry input to progress non-animal tests

Funding success for new non-animal safety test

FRAME would like to congratulate one of its collaborators, XCellR8 on successfully securing a large European grant to continue their important work to develop and get regulatory acceptance of a non-animal test to check the safety of new cosmetic or personal care products. In a statement released today (12 September 2016), XCellR8 announced: The complete [...]

September 12th, 2016|News, Press|Comments Off on Funding success for new non-animal safety test

Latest edition of FRAME News now available

FRAME News issue 76 is out now. Learn about our recent activities including, responding to a Home Office consultation and improving training in experimental design. Meet our latest interns and read about their interesting projects, as well as catching up on new developments in cosmetic testing and the Government statistics on animal experiments. Read FRAME [...]

August 15th, 2016|News, Press|Comments Off on Latest edition of FRAME News now available

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

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

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 on 1987 – FRAME develops Kenacid Blue (KB) cytotoxicity test

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 on 1983 – ATLA launched

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 on 1991 – FRAME Alternatives Laboratory founded

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