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Friday 15 July 2016
Working in partnership with MedImmune, the biologics R&D arm of AstraZeneca, we organised a workshop to explore how the 3Rs can be used as a foundation for minimising both animal use and drug attrition in oncology research.
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Wednesday 13 July 2016
An analysis, published recently in Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, has shown that Quantitative Structure–Activity Relationship (QSAR) models could potentially be used to predict whether plant protection product (PPP) metabolites are acutely toxic to fish. The work was led by the NC3Rs, in partnership...
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Wednesday 13 July 2016
A study published recently in Journal of Neuroscience Methods describes a new Non-invasive Head Immobilisation System (NHIS) for macaque monkeys used in neurobiology research.
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Wednesday 29 June 2016
The NC3Rs has been working with the pharmaceutical industry to assess the relevance of rodent central nervous system (CNS) safety pharmacology studies in predicting what happens in first-in-human phase I studies. The findings published in Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology have important implications for...
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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...

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