ASAT Foundation Supports Safer Medicines Initiative

We are delighted that the Dutch Assuring Safety without Animal Testing Foundation has announced its support for our initiative to modernise drug safety testing by conducting a comparison between human biology-based methods and animal tests using a set of drugs known to cause side effects that were not predicted in animals. It is chaired by Dr Bart Sangster, who is also Vice Chair of the Management Board of the European Food Safety Agency. Dr Sangster’s illustrious career has included a position as Senior Vice President Safety & Environmental Assurance at Unilever, a professorship in Clinical Toxicology at the University of Utrecht, and posts as Head of the Poison Control Centre at the National Institute for Public Health & the Environment and the Intensive Care Department of the University Hospital Utrecht.

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New paper discusses  in silico New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) and increasing use of ‘big data’ to advance human relevant research

A new paper by Safer Medicines scientific consultant Rebecca Ram, Dr. Domenico Gadaleta of the Mario Negri Institute, Italy and Dr. Tim Allen of the MRC Toxicology Unit, Cambridge discusses the progress of in-silico methods in New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) as well as the increasing need for use of ‘big data’ and artificial intelligence (AI) […]

World Animal Free Research Day

One of our partner charities in the Alliance for Human Relevant Science is Animal Free Research UK. They have initiated an annual World Animal Free Research Day on the anniversary of their founding, 27th May. Our goals are very complementary: Animal Free Research UK’s vision is “To create a world where human diseases are cured faster without animal suffering”, while […]