Safer Medicines Trust
Safer Medicines Trust is a UK registered patient safety charity. Our aim is to change the way medicines are tested, to make them safer for patients, by encouraging a transition to a new drug safety testing system focused firmly on human biology.
We organise and participate in scientific conferences, undertake original scientific research, disseminate information to non-scientists and scientists by producing high impact peer-reviewed publications, and engage with relevant regulatory and governmental agencies.
The challenge we face is immense and we are a small organisation, with limited resources. Therefore we seek to work in partnership with other organisations and individuals who share our vision and goals. We are joining the Alliance in order to develop even more effective partnerships with academia, industry, regulators, government agencies and research grant awarding organisations. We believe that this will greatly increase the impact of our efforts and markedly accelerate the rate at which we and others can drive change.
We will contribute our skills, knowledge, ideas, resources and expertise to the Alliance. We have excellent communication skills, a strong delivery focus and high concern for impact. This is reflected by our many previous achievements, including:
- Speed & Safety in Drug Discovery, Royal Society, 2008
- Human Tissues are Invaluable for Medical Research - How Can We Make Them More Available?, House of Lords, 2009
- Alternatives To Laboratory Animals, 43(5), 301-8, 2015: Barriers to the Uptake of Human-based Test Methods, and How to Overcome Them
- Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology, 9(9), 1155-1169, 2013: Advances in the development and use of human tissue-based techniques for drug toxicity testing
- New Scientist, 2895, 32, 2012: How human biology can prevent drug deaths
- Cell & Tissue Banking, 12(1), Special Issue, 2011: Proceedings of the human tissues conference, House of Lords, 20 October 2009
Our parliamentary initiatives