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”.
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.
“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..
This week marks World Alzheimer’s Day (21 Sept) and greater public support than ever for investment in research to provide effective treatments. An estimated 45 million people worldwide suffer with AD and other dementias. It remains one of the world’s biggest killers and has been investigated with substantial global research funding for decades. Public support is […]World Patient Safety Day 2021
World Patient Safety Day was established in 2019 to enhance global understanding of patient safety, increase public engagement in health care safety, and promote global action to prevent and reduce avoidable harm in health care. This year’s theme is “Safe maternal and newborn care” and calls on all stakeholders to accelerate the actions necessary for […]