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UPCOMING EVENTS:

Webinar, Sept. 16, 2020: Scientific and economic benefits of animal free antibodies, From The European Commission’s Science and Knowledge Service

Webinar offered after: “The JRC’s EU Reference Laboratory for alternatives to animal testing (EURL ECVAM) has issued a Recommendation urging end-users and other stakeholders to recognize the scientific validity of non-animal-derived antibodies and to stop using animals for antibody development and production.”

– The European Commission’s Science and Knowledge Service

Webinar, Oct. 15, 2020: Application of animal-free antibodies. Dr Giulio Russo (Abcalis) will speak on the replacement of animal serum-derived secondary antibodies with animal-free multiclonal antibodies. Dr Charu Chandrasekera (Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods) will provide an in-depth look at her experience replacing animal-derived affinity reagents in the laboratory.

Additional antibody webinars also planned: see Antibody Webinar Series


COVID-19

A Supercomputer Analyzed COVID-19 and an Interesting New Theory has Emerged: A Closer Look at the Bradykinin Hypothesis, From Elemental, Aug 31, 2020.

Second vaccine in Britain on track to start human trials as soon as Wednesday, June 17, 2020, From Daily Mail

How does COVID 19 invade our bodies so easily? U of T Engineering team uses ‘organ-on-a-chip’ model to find out, April 2020.

International Coalition Urges Scientists to Leave Animals Out of Covid-19 Research, April 21, 2020

Fighting COVID-19 without animal tests, From Citizens for Alternatives to Animal Research and Experimentation, March 22, 2020

Coronavirus: Origins, Prevention, Containment, and Treatment, From Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

What everyone needs to know about COVID-19 Vaccine Testing, From Animal Alliance, April 21, 2020

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease misses the boat when it comes to animal studies and COVID-19, From Citizens for Alternatives to Animal Research and Experimentation (Caare).


Treatment shown to be adverse for humans despite being approved after animal testing

Use of the drug Picato may increase the risk of skin cancer. From Government of Canada, Recalls and safety alerts, July 2, 2020.


TAKE ACTION NOW!

Take action now! Send a letter to your local university, hospital or teaching facility.

Click here to see a letter to get you started. Feel free to modify and customize as needed.

Click here for another resource to guide your letter writing – highly recommended material from our Humane Education Advisor, Dr. Olivier Berreville

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Volunteers Wanted

We are seeking committed volunteers, with demonstrated desk research skills, with an understanding of medical research and terminology, strong writing skills, and analytical skills to carry out various research projects.

We are looking for a minimum of two volunteers to help us with the following:

1. Building a new case studies section for our website to help highlight how animals are used in research, testing and teaching in Canada.
2. Compiling a list of case studies of Canadian research utilizing ethical and modern methods without animals.
3. Compiling a list of non-animal-based methods that can be used to train vet students.
4. Other general volunteer work like fact-checking, reference checking and offering scientific advice.

Experience:
You will have the ability to read scientific publications and transpose the key points into case studies targeted at a non-scientific audience. Ideally, you will hold a minimum of an undergraduate scientific qualification and/or employment in the medical or research industry.

If you are committed to advancing modern, ethical and effective medical research and replacing the use of animals in research, testing and teaching, volunteering at PNARS will enable you to directly contribute to progress in this area.


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About Us

We are a grassroots, community organization that brings the message of innovative, humane, biomedical breakthroughs to the public.

Why a Progressive Non-animal Research Society?

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Get In Touch

proresearchsociety@gmail.com

Our Advisors

Dr. Olivier Berreville, Myriam Brulot, Ericka Ceballos, Dr. Maidie Hilmo, Dr. Andre Menache, Anna Pippus

Advisor bios available here.

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P.O. Box 34581
1268 Marine Drive
North Vancouver, BC, V7P 1T0


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