Lush Prize sponsors Animal Replacement Science Conference


On 10th December, Lush Prize was very pleased to attend the annual Animal Replacement Science conference, hosted by the Dr. Hadwen Trust (DHT) at Charles Darwin House in London.

The theme of this year’s conference, the second hosted by the DHT, the UK’s leading non-animal medical research charity, was ‘Fundamental biology in the 21st century: Innovative solutions and accelerating change. The morning session included a very successful scientific discussion on current animal use in cancer research, as well as relevant non-animal methods.

The afternoon session was open to further attendees and Lush Prize was pleased to sponsor the event again this year, which included presentations from FRAME (Fund for Replacement of Animals in Medical Research), the RSPCA, the Blizard Institute and organisations pioneering organ on a chip technologies, such as CN Bio Innovations.

The aim of the DHT is to achieve widespread change to foster development and acceptance of alternative, human-based research methods that not only save animals but are scientifically proven to greatly improve the quality and relevance of research into human disease.

The Lush Prize also rewards only those methods of research which focus on the 1R, or replacement approach, recognising achievements in the fields of animal free science, as well as outstanding new projects by young researchers and successful progress in training, lobbying and public awareness for alternative methods and ending animal testing. This year’s Lush Prize also saw Black Box awards presented for outstanding work in the development of the Adverse Outcome Pathway (AOP) for skin sensitisation.

For more information on the DHT and the Animal Replacement Science Conference click here.

For more information on this year’s Lush Prize awards, click here.