Scottish Scientists Seek Breakthrough in Medical Testing

Paws Up!
To scientists at the Heriot-Watt University for their work in creating an artificial human liver for drug testing.

According to a news article, “Scientists at Heriot-Watt University are working towards creating the world’s first artificial human livers for drug testing to drastically cut the number of live animals used and get life-saving medicines into the clinic faster.”

Rats, rabbits, dogs, and other animals suffer when used for testing.

By advancing work such as being done at the Heriot-Watt University, fewer laboratory animals will find themselves being used as test subjects. In addition, “If successful, this technology will enable drug developers to test using human organ models at a much earlier stage. It should highlight drug failures well before they reach the clinic and help target resources towards the most promising new drug candidates.”

Take Action: Send a note of thanks to the university expressing your appreciation of the work the university’s scientists are doing to improve human health while at the same time reducing pain and suffering on other animals.

Professor Steve Chapman
Principal and Vice-Chancellor
Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh, Scotland

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