Many brain tumour drugs tested on animals do not work in humans
Did you know many drugs that appear to work when tested on tumours cruelly implanted in animals, frequently do not work in the clinic on human patients?
Imagine the waste of time and resources, the suffering needlessly inflicted on animals, and the devastating consequences for patients and their families.
Professor Geoff Pilkington and Dr Zaynah Maherally aim to speed up the time it takes for an effective drug to reach patients by replacing animal experiments with their more human-like research tool:
Geoff and Zaynah are engineering an animal free research model that better reflects the real situation within the brain when patients are treated – by incorporating real tumour and non-tumour, human brain cells.
“Our sophisticated blood-brain barrier model shows promise in fast-tracking new and repurposed drugs into the clinic, without using animal-derived cells or animals in laboratories.”
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