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2014 Newsletter

2014 Newsletter

Our latest newsletter shows how close we are to reaching a tipping point, with science shifting inexorably towards human-focused research to deliver advances in medicine and more reliable safety tests.

Our mission is to accelerate this transition. Our comparative studies are designed to hasten this long-awaited shift. We have reached an exciting point, with partners ready to conduct our studies: the one thing we need now is funding, to get these studies underway.

Please help us if you can: the sooner we can demonstrate the superiority of human-based tests, the sooner they will be used routinely, in place of animal tests, to improve the safety of medicines.

Whatever you can afford to give will be extremely valuable and greatly appreciated - thank you!  



Our 'Way Forward' article posted on AltTox website

Our 'Way Forward' article posted on AltTox website

AltTox.org is a project designed to provide timely information on scientific, technical, and regulatory aspects of non-animal toxicity testing methods. We were delighted to be invited to contribute a 'Way Forward' article, outlining the comparative studies that we are initiating, which is available here.



Tony Benn 1925-2014

Tony Benn 1925-2014

We are deeply honoured and proud that Tony Benn was our Patron for 9 years. He was a passionate advocate for Safer Medicines' belief that medicine should focus on humans rather than animals. His support for us included hosting the launch of our film in the House of Commons in 2007 and presenting our petition to 10 Downing Street in 2011 (pictured here with Caroline Lucas MP). He leaves an enduring legacy of inspiration and encouragement to change the world for the better, the aim to which he devoted his life.



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