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Mandatory Alternatives Petition (US)

The Mandatory Alternatives Petition seeks to change the way drug testing is done in laboratories before drugs are tested on people.

Topic: Replacement

Ethical Science Education (Library of Alternatives for Disection)

US-Founded in 1895, the New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS) is a Boston-based, national animal advocacy organization.

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Research Animal resources (US)

Appendix A of the Animal Usage Form asks for the methods used to search for alternatives to procedures that may cause more than slight pain or distress to animals.

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RSPCA-Useful Alternative Approaches

The RSPCA list a number of Alternative approaches: the use of isolated cells and tissues, using computers and mathematics to model biological processes and predict the effects of chemicals and drugs, designing ways of doing experiments safely in human volunteers, using simple organisms, such as bacteria, to study basic biological processes
exploring new advanced technologies such as robotics, molecular techniques, tissue engineering and "organs-on-microchips", not doing the experiment at all is one option - we encourage greater consideration of whether animal use could be avoided through more critical ethical review.

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About Animal Testing Alternatives

Below are articles on the subject of Alternatives. If you can't see what you are looking for other categories are displayed on the left under 'Our Quick Links'.

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A Non-Animal Technologies Roadmap for the UK

This roadmap, vision and strategy for non-animal technologies in the UK has been drawn up by Innovate UK, the National Centre for the Replacement Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, the Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Medical Research Council, and has been published on their behalf by Innovate UK. It is intended to guide the efforts of all those working in this area. The issues outlined and the recommendations have come out of extensive discussions between the six organisations that are endorsing the roadmap and with many other key stakeholders.

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EPISKIN, world leader in tissue engineering, offers Human Reconstructed Tissues to the global scientific community - academic and industry - to support research and development activities in Safety and Efficacy

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Animal Free Research UK

Animal Free Research UK funds research that directly impacts the replacement of animals in biomedical research. Their aim is the replacement of animals in fundamental biomedical research as well as proving that valuable human-relevant science can take place with the use of non-animal methods.

Topic: Replacement