Safer Medicines Trust responds to Home Office consultation on the revision of EU Directive 86/609

The European Commission is updating the 20-year old Directive 86/609 regulating animal experiments. The UK Home Office has just conducted a public consultation on the Commission’s proposal. Most of the questions were not relevant for us, as a patient safety organisation, to answer. However, the use of animals as models of human disease and also for testing the safety of medicines has a major impact on patient safety and thus the directive is of concern to us. You can see our submission here.

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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 […]