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Understanding the 3R Principle in Animal Research 🐾

Understanding the 3R Principle in Animal Research 🐾 🔍 What is the 3RC Principle? The 3RC principle stands for Replace, Reduce, and Refine.  It’s a cornerstone concept in animal research, aiming to promote ethical practices, while minimizing the use of animals.    🔄 Replace Replace involves finding alternatives to using animals in research whenever possible. […]

The Five Myths and Truths About Animal Testing

The Five Myths and Truths About Animal Testing I’m Alex from the AFiB (Animal-Free in Bio) news team at Lambda Biologics. Today, we’re diving headfirst into the realm of animal testing, separating fact from fiction and uncovering the truth behind the myths.   The Five Myths and Truths about Animal Testing   Why use animals […]

Replacing Animal Testing with Stem Cell-Organoids : Advantages and Limitations

Replacing Animal Testing with Stem Cell-Organoids : Advantages and Limitations The push to minimize animal use in scientific experiments, driven by ethical concerns, faces challenges due to technological advancements and medical research demands. To address these issues, alternative solutions, including stem cell technologies like organoids, are being explored. This review highlights the potential of stem […]

Evolution of Cruelty-Free Testing Methods

Evolution of Cruelty-Free Testing Methods In 1937, the release of “Elixir Sulfanilamide” without proper safety testing led to over 100 deaths due to the toxic solvent diethylene glycol. This tragedy prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Adminsitration to strengthen regulations, leading to the amendment of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act in 1938, which mandated […]

Placing Animal Welfare at the Centre of the European Elections

The “Vote for Animals” campaign by Eurogroup for Animals, seeks to prioritize animal welfare in the upcoming European elections. Candidates for the European Parliament are encouraged to sign a pledge committing to improve animal welfare. The pledge includes ten requests, such as advocating for animal-free science, ending animal suffering during transport, and banning fur farming. […]

FDA Modernization Act 2.0 allows for alternatives to animal testing

The FDA Modernization Act 2.0, a bipartisan bill, was enacted into law in December 2022. It introduces significant changes to the drug development process by allowing sponsors of novel drugs to use alternatives to animal testing, including organoids, to assess the safety and effectiveness of these drugs. This legislation acknowledges the advancements in non-animal testing […]