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
November 22, 2013
The European Union’s €70.2 billion scientific research and innovation funding and policy framework, Horizon 2020, was adopted by the European Parliament in plenary session.
November 7, 2013
HSI and The HSUS Be Cruelty-Free campaign welcomed the announcement that from June 2014, China plans to remove its mandatory animal test requirements for domestically manufactured cosmetic products.
October 8, 2013
Korea is to develop its first national centre of excellence for the development and validation of alternatives to animal testing, which will dramatically improve the country's ability to implement cutting-edge science.
September 9, 2013
The U.S. FDA and pharmaceutical industry proposed a new initiative to improve the safety of medicines and move away from animal testing.