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Friday 24 June 2016
A recently published paper in Laboratory Animals summarises the findings of an NC3Rs expert working group who have been investigating the consideration of rodent age in studies.
Wednesday 22 June 2016
Head of technology development, Dr Anthony Holmes has recently been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the international Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI), based in Washington, USA.
Tuesday 14 June 2016
A paper reporting the development of a new automated home cage monitoring system for mice has been published this month in the journal Frontiers in Behavioural Neuroscience. The development of the system was funded by the NC3Rs through its open innovation programme CRACK IT Challenges and provides for the first...
Wednesday 11 May 2016
A recent publication in the journal mAbs “Waiving in vivo studies for monoclonal antibody biosimilar development: National and global challenges” highlights ways to reduce animal use in the development of monoclonal antibody (mAb) biosimilars.
Thursday 28 April 2016
We are pleased to announce a new strategic award to Professor Alex Thiele, Newcastle University, for a project aimed at refining the design of cranial implants used in neuroscience studies with macaques, in order to improve the welfare of these animals.
Friday 22 April 2016
The NC3Rs and Safety Pharmacology Society (SPS) have just published the paper ‘Social housing of non-rodents during cardiovascular recordings in safety pharmacology and toxicology studies’. The report, available in the Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods, summarises a survey on current...
Wednesday 20 April 2016
The annual Pint of Science festival will be taking over pubs across the country next month to host evenings where scientists discuss their research over a proverbial pint. The NC3Rs has been participating in the festival since it was launched in 2013. This year we are sponsoring events in London, Southampton...
Wednesday 23 March 2016
A new study has shown that introducing physiologic cues to the in vitro culture of hepatocyte-like cells (HLCs) makes them a more relevant hepatocyte model that can be used in non-animal liver toxicity testing. The paper, published last week in Archives of Toxicology, is the result of a collaboration between...
Tuesday 15 March 2016
A study describes a new method to grow a drug resistant sub-population of cancer stem cells (CSCs) in vitro, providing an opportunity to screen compounds that target these cells using fewer animals.
Wednesday 09 March 2016
Three projects have each been awarded £30,000 seed funding, through the NC3Rs CRACK IT Solutions partnering programme, to support collaborations which will help develop, validate and test technologies with 3Rs potential. The programme links technology developers with researchers and organisations that can add...

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