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The Progressive Non-Animal Research Society (PNARS) is a non-profit organization that brings the message of innovative, humane, biomedical breakthroughs to the health care professional/scientific community and supports emerging and established scientists in the fields of biomedical research, testing and training who use, or are interested in using, new approach methodologies (NAMs) – often referred to as non-animal methods. Read more.

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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JAN 11, 2022. Animal Alternatives in Research Contest for High School and Undergraduate Students. Sponsored by Center for Contemporary Sciences (CCS), the International Network for Humane Education (InterNICHE) and Progressive Non-Animal Research Society (PNARS).

NEWS:

Plebani, Roberto et al. “Modeling pulmonary cystic fibrosis in a human lung airway-on-a-chip: Cystic fibrosis airway chip.” Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society, S1569-1993(21)02106-8. 16 Nov. 2021, doi:10.1016/j.jcf.2021.10.004

Intestine Chip enables effective in vitro study of coronavirus infections of the human gut and testing of potential treatments. Lindsay Brownell, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, Nov. 8, 2021.

Bein A, Kim S, Goyal G, et al. Enteric Coronavirus Infection and Treatment Modeled With an Immunocompetent Human Intestine-On-A-ChipFront Pharmacol. 2021;12:718484. Published 2021 Oct 25. doi:10.3389/fphar.2021.718484.

FDA Modernization Act Introduced in the U.S. Senate to Replace Animal tests with Human-Relevant Testing Methods in Drug Development. From Center for Contemporary Sciences, Email Communication, Oct. 7, 2021.

Dura, Adelaide; Gribaldo, Laura; Deceuninck, Pierre (2021): EURL ECVAM Review of non-animal models in biomedical research – Immuno-oncology. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/352f7dfd-05cf-434b-a96a-7e270dc76573

Jeffery, Nicola et al. “Changes to the identity of EndoC-βH1 beta cells may be mediated by stress-induced depletion of HNRNPD.” Cell & bioscience vol. 11,1 144. 23 Jul. 2021, doi:10.1186/s13578-021-00658-6.

Milestones of Progress for Alternatives. From American Anti-Vivisection Society, News Highlights, July 21, 2021.

European Pharmacopoeia to Put an End to the Rabbit Pyrogen Test, From Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, July 12, 2021.

Press Release: UBC Faculty of Medicine to stop using live pigs in surgical course, July 7, 2021

Human on a Chip: UBC’s Hedtrich Lab takes on Canada’s other Drug Crisis. From TREK: A Publication of Alumni UBC, June 15, 2021.

Current Strategies in Assessment of Nanotoxicity: Alternatives to In Vivo Animal Testing, From International Journal of Molecular Sciences, April 19, 2021.



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About Us

PNARS is a non-profit organization that brings the message of innovative, humane, biomedical breakthroughs to the health care professional/scientific community and supports emerging and established scientists in the fields of biomedical research, testing and training who use, or are interested in using, new approach methodologies (NAMs). Read more.

Get In Touch

proresearchsociety@gmail.com

Our Advisors

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

Advisor bios available here.

By Mail

P.O. Box 63622
110-879 Marine Drive
North Vancouver, BC, V7P 1SO