Imagine a world where lab rats are replaced by lab robots, with human cell cultures and high-tech computer models instead of lethal tests on animals. That’s not science fiction, that’s science future—21st century safety testing and health research as envisioned by leading scientists.
Today, scientific and government authorities worldwide are acknowledging the deficiencies of "animal models" and calling for a new approach to safety testing and health research using state-of-the-art techniques. Advances in biology, genetics, computer science and robotics have given scientists new tools to help identify the root causes of human toxicity and disease.
HSI's report, "Advancing Safety Science and Health Research with Innovative, Non-Animal Tools," calls for a groundbreaking transatlantic research partnership to bolster the technology revolution taking place in pharmaceutical and chemical safety testing using cutting-edge non-animal techniques.Learn More
August 11, 2015
A Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária do Brasil (ANVISA) aprovou uma nova resolução para reduzir e substituir a utilização de animais para testes de segurança em todo o setor de produtos sujeitos a regulamentação dos quais é responsável, incluindo agrotóxicos e cosméticos.
August 3, 2015
Humane Society International Sponsors China’s 2015 International Conference on Toxicity Testing Alternatives and Translational Toxicology
More than 500 scientists of toxicology, environmental sciences, pharmacology and cosmetics from around the globe recently gathered in Xi’an, China to discuss advancements in 21st century alternatives to animal testing in toxicology.
March 30, 2015
March 30, 2015
Progress in Autism Translational Research is Being Delayed by Unreliable Animal Models, Says New Paper in Biological Psychiatry
Progress in understanding and treating Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is being delayed due to unreliable animal models and would benefit from increasing replacement with state-of-the-art research techniques like ‘diseases in a dish’, said leading autism neuroscientist, Professor Alysson Muotri, ahead of World Autism Awareness Day on 2 April.