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.

Newsletter December 2017

Monday, 04 December 2017 11:50

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.

A new research consortium is developing a roadmap for further development of organ-on-a-chip technology on behalf of the EU. Under the leadership of the Leiden University Medical Center as well as the Dutch research organisation hDMT (Institute for human Organ and Disease Model Technologies), the participants are conducting research with the aim of establishing a European infrastructure to enable the coordinated development, production and implementation of organ-on-a-chip systems. The consortium is funded by the EU within the framework FET Open and brings together six leading European research institutions, including the German Fraunhofer IGB.

Researchers from the University Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Institute of Physiological Chemistry, led by Dr. Marcelo Salierno, have developed a promising technique be able to facilitate the differentiation of stem cells into neurons. This even enables to accelerate the maturation process.

Ursula M. Händel Animal Welfare Prize 2018

Thursday, 02 November 2017 11:12

For the seventh time, the German Research Foundation (DFG) wants to award the Ursula M. Händel Animal Welfare Prize to those scientists who are considered to have made exemplary and sustained efforts to improve the welfare of animals in research. The prize is endowed with up to 100,000 euros.