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The Humane Society of the United States and Procter & Gamble are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2007 Alternatives Award. University of Washington's Professor Elaine Faustman received the 2007 Alternatives Award and a $25,000 grant in recognition of her contributions to the research and development of alternative research methods resulting in reduced animal use.
Developing Alternatives to Animal Testing
MD | Posted on June 27th, 2007
The Humane Society of the United States and Procter & Gamble joined together in their commitment to eliminate animal testing for consumer product safety while ensuring marketed products are safe for consumers and the environment. It is through this partnership that the 2007 North American Animal Welfare and Alternatives Awards are presented.
2007 Alternatives Award Recipient
Prof. Elaine Faustman received the alternatives award in recognition of her considerable contribution to research into the development of in vitro systems for the evaluation of a variety of environmental and occupationally relevant agents. Her work has focused on developing new in vitro models for evaluating developmental and reproductive toxicity. The potential to reduce use of animals in such testing has obvious relevance for the 3Rs - recycle, reduce or replace.
The award of $25,000 will be applied to a research project focused on the further refinement of a new cell culture model for evaluating male reproductive toxicity using genomic and nanotechnology methods that may lead to alternatives for animal tests.
Prof. Faustman is a Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and Director of the Institute for Risk Analysis and Risk Communication at the University of Washington. http://depts.washington.edu/envhlth/about/facultypage/faus_page.html
Partnership to Eliminate Animal Testing
"Procter and Gamble and The Humane Society of the United States believe by working together we can enhance the likelihood of achieving our common objective of making animal testing for consumer products unnecessary," comments Dr. Andrew Rowan, executive vice president of operations for The HSUS.
The two organizations committed jointly to:
collaborate with groups working to promote, develop and raise awareness of alternatives methods that will help us meet our common goal;
promote and expedite the development, validation and regulatory acceptance of non-animal test methods;
work with regulatory authorities around the world to challenge and eliminate any technically unjustified regulatory requirements relating to animal testing ( such as those requiring finished product testing ); and
engage governments and encourage them to provide sufficient financial support to fund the research necessary to meet the considerable scientific challenges that remain.
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About The Humane Society of the United States
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest animal protection organization – backed by 10 million Americans, or one of every 30. For more than a half-century, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education and hands-on programs. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty -- On the web at http://www.humanesociety.org .
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