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Animal Experimentation: Working Towards a Paradigm Change

Open Access (free) E-book, also available to buy in hard copy from scholarly publisher Brill

In this important new book, 51 authors critically review current animal use in science, present new and innovative non-animal approaches to address urgent scientific questions, and offer a roadmap towards an animal-free world of science.

Edited by Drs Kathrin Herrmann and Kimberley Jayne

Featuring a chapter by Kathy Archibald, Tamara Drake and Dr Robert Coleman, entitled: Replacing Animal Tests to Improve Safety for Humans

Watch a 30 minute presentation of the chapter, from the recent London Book Launch Conference, by Dr Jan Turner

 


Advances in Cell and Tissue Culture Conference in Cardiff 4-5th June

Safer Medicines Trust’s Director, Dr Jan Turner, will be speaking on human relevant in vitro models in drug discovery at the Advances in Cell and Tissue Culture conference in Cardiff on 5th June.

See the programme and register


Advancing nonclinical innovation and safety in pharmaceutical testing

Researchers, academics and representatives from the pharmaceutical industry and advocacy groups have joined together to call for a significant and urgent shift to prioritise predictive, human-based nonclinical tests.

Drug Discovery Today has published the call from participants of the Nonclinical Innovation and Patient Safety Initiative, including Dr Gerry Kenna of Safer Medicines Trust.

Read the Open Access paper


Paul Flynn 1935 – 2019

We are deeply saddened by the death of Paul Flynn MP. It was a great honour for us to have his support as a Patron. He was a politician of courage and conviction and a fearsomely talented communicator, which made him a powerful advocate for causes he cared passionately about, including social justice and improving the safety of medicines. He was a towering figure in the House of Commons and in his beloved Welsh homeland and will be greatly missed.


See more news here.

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