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In vitro methods to reduce drug-induced liver injury

Our Pharmaceutical Director, Dr Gerry Kenna, recently presented a virtual seminar on “In vitro models for assessment of drug-induced liver injury (DILI): a personal perspective” to the Liver Toxicity Working Group of the US regulator, the FDA

March 2022

Presentation: Ending animal testing to advance human relevant research via New Approach Methodologies’

Rebecca Ram was invited to give a presentation on the issues concerning use of animals in research at a recent workshop hosted by Advocates for Animals, the UK’s first legal organisation devoted to animal protection.

November 2021

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”.

September 2021

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”.

August 2021

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

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.

July 2021

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. See the presentation here.

April 2021

Current regulatory guidelines and technological development of 3D models: Closing the gap

Presentation by Dr Jan Turner
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October 2020

Developing Methods and Technologies to Ensure Safe and Effective Medicines

“The future for UK regulation of medicines, medical devices and clinical trials – transparency and public trust, safety and enforcement, and support for innovation” 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 now and importantly, post Brexit.

July 2020

Human relevant science to understand and treat COVID-19

Hosted by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, in conjunction with US Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, our Pharmaceutical Director, Dr Gerry Kenna, recently spoke on why “Human-relevant models are needed to understand and treat human COVID-19 disease” at PCRM’s Congressional hearing “Confronting COVID-19: A Briefing on Prioritizing Human-Based Research”. A recording of the event is here and Dr Kenna’s slides are here.

July 2020

Lecture by Pandora Pound for course: Animals in Research: Law, Policy, and Humane Sciences

2020: Lecture by Pandora Pound for course: Animals in Research: Law, Policy, and Humane Sciences, at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, US See details of whole course here and slides for lecture by Pandora Pound here: animals-lec11

January 2020

Human Relevant In Vitro Models: Barriers, Initiatives and Progress Towards Replacing Animal Methods in Drug Discovery

Hear our Director Dr Jan Turner speak about barriers and progress to adoption of human relevant in vitro models in drug discovery at the Advances in Cell and Tissue Culture conference in Cardiff, June 2019

 

June 2019

Kathy Archibald speaking via Skype to the Institute of Bioethics

Kathy Archibald speaking via Skype to the Institute of Bioethics at the Pontificia University Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia. Many thanks to Professor Javier Andrés González Cortés.

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April 2019

The prediction of human hazard using in vitro data

See our Pharmaceutical Director, Dr Gerry Kenna, present on the prediction of human hazard using in vitro data at the British Toxicological Society (BTS) Annual Congress, Cambridge UK, 17th April 2019.

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Watch the 30 minute presentation here

April 2019

Dr Jan Turner speaking at the March 8th 2019 London Conference

Dr Jan Turner speaking at the March 8th 2019 London Conference to launch the book:

Animal Experimentation: Working Towards a Paradigm Change

March 2019

Overcoming obstacles to human-relevant science

Dr Gerry Kenna speaking on: “Overcoming obstacles to human-relevant science.” WIST 2nd Congress: Science instead of animals. Cologne, Germany, October 27, 2018

October 2018

Declaration of Lisbon

At the International Conference of Alternatives to Animal Experimentation in Portugal, on 8th May 2015, Dr Philip Low presented – to unanimous support – the ‘Declaration of Lisbon‘:

Dr Bob Coleman, UK Science Director of Safer Medicines Trust, also spoke at the Conference on ‘Humanising Drug Safety Testing’ – view his presentation

May 2015

Miniature Lung Grown by Scientists to Test Cancer Drugs

Miniature Lung Grown by Scientists to Test Cancer Drugs

August 2014

Humanising Drug Safety Testing

15 minute presentation by Dr Bob Coleman at Horizons in Human Cells conference, Edinburgh, May 2014: “Humanising Drug Safety Testing”

May 2014

Bang Goes the Theory

4 minute clip from BBC “Bang Goes the Theory” on growing living human brain cells into 3D ‘mini-brains’ to study Alzheimer’s Disease

March 2014

Ensuring safety and efficacy in new medicines – humanising the process

24 minute presentation by Dr Bob Coleman at American College of Toxicology annual meeting, San Antonio, Texas, 4 November 2013:

Ensuring safety and efficacy in new medicines – humanising the process

November 2013

Humanising Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century

Slide presentation by Dr Bob Coleman at Linz University, Austria, 17th September 2013: “Humanising Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century”.

September 2013

16 minute talk by Dr Meg Lewis of Kirkstall Ltd

16 minute talk by Dr Meg Lewis of Kirkstall Ltd, entitled: “Animal-Free Future of Drug Discovery” – read the concluding words here.

July 2013

30 minute presentation by Dr Bob Coleman at the British Toxicology Society Autumn Meeting

30 minute presentation by Dr Bob Coleman at the British Toxicology Society Autumn Meeting, 10th September 2012

September 2012

Harvard University’s ‘organs-on-a-chip’

An amazing MUST-SEE short (4 minute) film from Harvard University about their ‘organs-on-a-chip’ from Technology Review, July/August 2012

July 2012

15,000 signature petition delivered to Number 10 Downing Street.

View the presentation here.

July 2011

Open letter to David Cameron and Andrew Lansley

Sky News coverage of our open letter to David Cameron and Andrew Lansley

June 2011
October 2009

Safer Medicines Campaign featured on BBC1 Inside Out programme,

Safer Medicines Campaign featured on BBC1 Inside Out programme, February 2009

Dr Margaret Clotworthy is interviewed during a feature on the increase in animal experimentation in the UK. Her contribution starts half way through the 9 minute clip available here.

February 2009

26 minute film Safer Medicines

Safer Medicines showcases state-of-the-art approaches to ensuring that drugs in the future will be safer than they have been in the past. World leading scientists from industry and academia present their vision for the future of drug development – with a focus on human biology.
Watch Safer MedicinesWatch Safer MedicinesWatch the Launch

January 2008

Debate at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Debate at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), January 16th 2007: Animal Testing: Necessary Cruelty or Cruelly Unnecessary?

YOU CAN LISTEN TO THE SPEAKERS HERE:

Iain Simpson, Press Officer, Pro-Test Campaign

Dr. Margaret Clotworthy, Safer Medicines Trust

Professor John Stein, Oxford University

Kathy Archibald, Safer Medicines Trust

Thanks to Aled Fisher, Environment and Ethics Officer, LSE Students’ Union, for organising and chairing the debate.

January 2007

Radio interview with Dr Jarrod Bailey

Interview with Dr Jarrod Bailey, scientific director of Europeans for Medical Progress – With kind permission of Passion for the Planet Radio: www.passionfortheplanet.com
Listen to interview (2005)

January 2005
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