Black Box Prize
The Lush Prize Black Box Award aims to stimulate a worldwide research and training focus on 21st Century toxicology with a view to replacing animal tests completely.
In 2019 Lush Prize decided to re-focus its criteria for awarding a Black Box Prize on projects most likely to lead to practical non-animal tests which could be accepted by regulators.
We think the most promising approaches include:
- adverse outcome pathways
- organs on chips, and
- computational toxicology
Specifically the Black Box Prize is looking to award either:
- the first, fully accepted, human relevant adverse outcome pathway for systemic toxicology or developmental toxicology OR
- the first internationally recognised and fully endorsed regulatory acceptance of a new substance using entirely non-animal methods
The Black Box Prize offers a £250,000 award for a key breakthrough in either of these areas of research.
We are not requesting nominations for the Black Box Prize, but welcome your ideas, feedback and suggestions.