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
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.
March 18, 2015
Congresso Nacional parabenizado por confirmar R$ 16,7 milhões a favor de alternativas à experimentação animal
O Congresso Nacional votou para incluir R$ 16,7 milhões em verba para a RENAMA no orçamento de 2015, uma decisão aplaudida pela HSI.
March 18, 2015
National Congress Applauded for Confirming 16.7 Million Reais Investment in Alternatives to Animal Testing
The National Congress voted to include R$16.7 million in funding for the National Network for Alternative Methods on the 2015 budget, a move applauded by HSI.
January 29, 2015
Humane Society International urged the Brazilian Congress to vote to approve a substantial investment worth R$16.7 million in ethically and scientifically superior alternatives to animal testing.