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Rise in animal experiments in Ireland

Statistics on the use of animals in experiments in the Republic of Ireland have recently been published by the Health Products Regulatory Authority and show that a total of 277,559 animals were used for...

Objection letter to AstraZeneca planning application 14/1633/REM



Dear Sir / Madam I am writing to make an objection to planning application 14/1633/REM for the global headquarters of AstraZeneca at the Cambridge Bio Medical Campus. The reasons for...

Have your say on AstraZeneca plans to build corporate HQ & animal research facility in Cambridge

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca, who recently fended off a takeover attempt by American company Pfizer, has submitted plans to build a £330 million global R&D centre and corporate headquarters in Cambridge....

European Commission guidance on animal experiment laws

To find a common approach to implementing a number of articles within the European Directive which governs the use of animals in research, Expert Working Groups (EWG) were set up to report back to Member...

European Commission Expert Working Group on severity assessment

Requirements of the EU Directive mean that reporting the actual severity of animal experiments must be carried out at the end of the animal’s life. Previously in the UK, only an estimated severity was...

European Commission Expert Working Group on project evaluation / retrospective assessment

The EWG published a document regarding the evaluation of project applications and the requirements for any retrospective reviews of research projects. The level of detail required in project applications...

European Commission Expert Working Group on non-technical project summaries (NTS)

The EWG discussions aimed at promoting consistency across the Non-technical Project Summaries (NTS) in Member States and proposed a common template. Applicants must submit a completed NTS with the project...

European Commission Expert Working Group on genetically altered animals

The document produced during this EWG aimed to define the meaning of the “creation” and “maintenance” of genetically altered (GA) animals in order for them to be correctly counted and their use authorised....

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