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Berlin: University financing contracts signed

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 10:04

According to the Berliner Morgenpost`s current issue, the financing contracts between the Senate of Berlin and the 11 state universities as well as the Charité were signed yesterday. In this program, the new centre for alternatives to animal testing will be provided with euros 8,5 millions.

The Institute for In Vitro Sciences, Inc. (IIVS) announced a collaboration with BASF to import a non-animal, cell based, safety test - called LuSens - into China. LuSens is used to test chemicals on skin sensitization.

All Commissioners have unanimously agreed that neither the research budget nor the Erasmus students budget should be affect by cuts in the next funding period 2021-28. In contrast to this, however, other departments such as agriculture are to be slightly reduced as well as the contributions of the member states are to be increased.

On 6 February, the winner of the Federal Animal Welfare Research Prize 2017, Dr. Alexander Mosig from the University Hospital Jena, will give a lecture on sepsis research with organ-on-chip systems and introduce developed liver and intestine models on the chip.

The state of Thuringia is expanding its award categories: from 2019 it is praising the state's animal welfare prize for practical research work, which aims to replace animal experiments, reduce the number of animals used in experiments or reduce the pain for laboratory animals during experiments.

China opens Non-Animal Test Laboratory

Thursday, 21 December 2017 10:56

The chinese regulatory institute ZJIFDC has opened a laboratory for animal-free methods. In opening is traced to the collaboration with the Institute for In Vitro Sciences from Gaithersburg, US.

In its currents report, the European Chemicals Agency sees progress on alternatives to animal testing, however, developments are not yet sufficient to foresee the end of animal testing in chemical testing.

The CAAT Next Generation Humane Science Award is available annually to young scientists to acknowledge and encouraging researchers who focus on replacing the use of animals in experiments. The 2017 award will be a prize of up to $9,000 to recognize the work of one young scientist; this may be shared among two or more young scientists.

EU research gets €110M top-up for 2018

Friday, 24 November 2017 11:45

EU negotiators agreed in the early hours of Saturday morning to allocate an extra €110 million to the Horizon 2020 research programme in 2018, overturning a proposal by EU governments to cut nearly half a billion euros from EU research spending.

The 36th presentation of the Animal Welfare Research Award of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture takes place in Berlin today. This year’s happy winners is Dr. Alexander Mosig and his team from Jena University Hospital. They not only develop organs on microchips but also integrate their own immune cells in order to get closer to the human situation. They study their function as well as their behaviour in organ diseases.

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