Our Launch Event
Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0
On 8th February 2017, Safer Medicines Trust, Dr Hadwen Trust (now Animal Free Research UK), Kirkstall, Cyprotex and CN Bio Innovations launched the Alliance for Human Relevant Science in the House of Commons.
Sir David Amess MP hosted the event, which was full to capacity with senior scientists and MPs whose enthusiasm and support were palpable.
Working together, the Alliance will help to speed the transition away from animal testing, towards more efficient and predictive models based on human biology. Many breakthroughs are lost in translation from animals to humans. There is now a tremendous opportunity to make drug development faster and safer, using human relevant technologies. Some exciting technologies were highlighted at the meeting, including cutting-edge models of the liver, linked together with other organs to realistically mimic the human body.
Sir David said: “Britain is a world leader in life science research. But we had better look to our laurels if we do not want to be left behind, while others take the lead in embracing more predictive tools based on human biology. I wish the new Alliance every success with this hugely important initiative.”
If you are involved with a human relevant technology and are interested in joining the Alliance, please register your interest here: https://www.humanrelevantscience.org/interested
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Click/tap here for videos of the speeches from the launch including the introductory speech from Sir David Amess