Media reports over the weekend said Home Secretary Priti Patel has tasked to officials to find ways to end the use of animals in the development of medicines.
Animal Free Research UK’s Science Director, Dr Jarrod Bailey, writes article for ATLA (Alternatives to Laboratory Animals):
Animal Free Research UK funding has enabled Dr Paul Holloway at Oxford University to secure a £150,000 grant with Cambridge University and an Oxford-based biotech company to use their organ-on-a-chip system to test a novel therapeutic approach to treat genetic stroke disorders.
Dr Bailey joins from The Centres of Contemporary Science where he was Director of Science and Technology. In his new role, he will oversee all Animal Free Research UK’s science operations including the charity’s ground-breaking Animal Replacement Centres – ARCs.
The animal-free revolution cuts experiment times, makes research cheaper and, crucially, produces more reliable data on potential drugs to treat and cure deadly diseases from cancer to Alzheimer’s.