We’re happy to announce that PETA Science Consortium Worldwide e.V. has been shortlisted for the distinguished Lush Prize in Science! The Science Consortium nabbed a spot on the 2024 shortlist for its work to exchange using animals in assessments that assess how chemical substances have an effect on human lungs.
The Lush Prize in Science, which is open to submissions worldwide, awards probably the most promising tasks that can result in the acceptance of non-animal testing strategies by regulatory companies.
The Science Consortium is in good firm—additionally making the shortlist this 12 months are candidates from Taiwan, Japan, Portugal, the U.Okay., Poland, and the U.S., together with the U.S.-based firm Emulate for its work creating a human liver-chip mannequin and a U.S. collaboration creating a non-animal mannequin for predicting developmental toxicity.
PETA scientists have been working for years to develop and promote non-animal strategies that higher predict what occurs when people inhale chemical substances.
This method avoids assessments wherein animals, usually rats, are confined to small tubes and compelled to inhale poisonous chemical substances.
Final 12 months, PETA scientists coauthored a breakthrough research—funded partially by the Science Consortium—exhibiting that frozen human lung slices work in addition to contemporary ones to evaluate the toxicity of inhaled chemical substances, increasing the provision of those tissues for analysis as a substitute of testing on animals.
Different papers they coauthored reveal how non-animal, cell-based strategies can be utilized to foretell the well being results of inhaled chemical substances.
The Science Consortium additionally awards researchers tissues and tools and helped fund the event of a first-of-its-kind 3-D mannequin of the decrease respiratory tract. An advisor to the Science Consortium has been shortlisted for the 2024 Lush Younger Researcher Prize for the work she plans to do to extend scientific confidence in non-animal fashions comparable to these, which is vital to gaining their acceptance by regulators.
The 2024 Lush Prize winners can be introduced in Could.
With Your Help, PETA Scientists Assist Spare Animals From Chemical Exams
For greater than 10 years, the Science Consortium has collaborated with authorities companies, contract analysis organizations, and firms to exchange assessments on animals with scientifically sound, non-animal strategies. The group has additionally revealed groundbreaking scientific papers, organized webinars and conferences, and extra.
You can assist the Science Consortium’s essential work with a beneficiant donation: