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In cooperation with scientists from Minneapolis, the Netherlands and Málaga, a researcher team from the Stem Cell Institute of the Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven led by Prof. Catherine Verfaillie succeeded in producing oligodendrocytes from human induced pluripotent stem cells by an overexpression of the transcription factor SOX10.

Scientists from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Wyss Institute at Harvard University in Boston have developed a thrombosis model on the basis of a blood-vessel-on-a-chip model to investigate cellular processes involved in treating vascular inflammation with a platelet aggregation inhibitor.

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 17 April, 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.