07/02/17 – AFABILITY wins the 2017 Beagle Freedom Prize!

AFABILITY is proud to have the support of the Beagle Freedom Project and to have been awarded the Funding the Future grant.

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Beagle Freedom Project is calling on the scientific community to "Upgrade Your Research" with innovative, effective, and humane alternatives to animal models and methods. In this way, the Beagle Freedom Project seeks to proactively support ground-breaking research that can yield more relevant, reliable, and predictive data to improve human health.

Beagle Freedom Project (BFP) has awarded grants to applicants whose goal is to replace the common use of dogs and other animals in research, testing, and/or education with a non-animal approach, such as in-vitro and in-silico methodologies, amongst others.

BFP spent six months advertising and accepting research applications from across the world. Working with scientific peers in each relevant field to evaluate and guide the judging process, the charity chose four exceptional and diverse proposals that have the potential to replace animal based research with more effective and humane alternatives.

BFP says: The change we seek in ending animal testing will come from not just decrying the abuses and saving the survivors, but also celebrating and supporting those pioneering new models and methodologies!

In addition to supporting the work of AFABILITY, BFP also awarded prizes to  Dr. Katya Tsaioun (Director of the Evidence-based Toxicology Collaboration at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health), Dr. Lawrence Vernetti (Research Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh Drug Discovery Institute), Dr. Lei Kerr (Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Miami University in Ohio)

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  1. Congratulations! Look forward to seeing updates on your progress.

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