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Breaking the lock-in to animal research within academia

Our Research Consultant, Dr Pandora Pound is speaking this afternoon at the 11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences, on “Breaking the lock-in to animal research within academia”.

View her slides here


New Approach Methodologies Funding and Regulation

Our Scientific Consultant, Rebecca Ram, spoke at the 11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences on “New Approach Methodologies Funding and Regulation”.

View her slides here

Overcoming data availability obstacles in the way of evidence-based toxicology

The availability of data from both preclinical and clinical studies of drugs is key to understanding the effectiveness and safety of any treatment before it is approved for use in patients. In a recent webinar our Director Dr Jan Turner, described why gaps in this data either through selective reporting or omission of significant data all together, can have profound effects on the decision-making of regulatory agencies and ultimately lead to unsafe drugs being placed on the market. Jan’s slides are available here.


Developing Methods and Technologies to Ensure Safe and Effective Medicines

“The future of medicines regulation in the UK” was the subject of a recent Westminster Health Forum meeting at which our Director, Dr Jan Turner described why innovation and the development of methods to ensure safe and effective medicines, is imperative for the UK. The talk drew on a previous meeting in July 2020 where Jan also spoke but included some reflections this time on lessons learned from the COVID pandemic which may be exploited to develop safer medicine, and post-Brexit opportunities for the UK regulatory body MHRA to support the approval and inclusion of human relevant methods into medicines testing. Dr Turner’s slides are available here..


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