The Non-Animal Technologies Special Interest Group (NAT SIG) has been established to connect the research and business communities in the development and application of novel technologies that have the potential to transform business and improve product development across a range of industries, and reduce reliance on animal models.

Poorly predictive animal models are a cause of high attrition rates in pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical chemical development, representing a major financial burden for industry. The NAT SIG will build a research community harnessing recent technological advances and the latest knowledge in human safety, health and disease to generate new technologies with predictive capacity, or to extend existing technologies to new application areas.

The NAT SIG is a partnership between the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) and Innovate UK, and is supported by the Knowledge Transfer Network.



Featured events

There are no results.

An interactive community to realise the commercial and animal replacement potential NAT offers.

Find out why you should join this group.

Do you have questions about the NATs programme?  Do you want to contribute news, events or funding information to this community?

Contact the NAT team

Follow us

Latest news

2016 CRACK IT Challenges Competition is now open

The 2016 CRACK IT Challenges were launched on 8 September at an event in central London. ...

Innovate UK launch £15M health & life sciences funding competition

Innovate UK is to invest up to £15 million in innovation projects addressing technical or...

A novel social amoeba model to reduce late phase attrition in drug development

A recent publication describes a novel approach to assessing the palatability of new drugs...

Latest news from the Biosciences KTN

Learn about funding for a Biofilms Innovation Knowledge Centre - Webinar on 9th December

BBSRC and Innovate UK have recently established the second phase of the UK Biofilms...

UK teams' medals success at iGEM 2016

SynBio SIG would like to congratulate all the UK Teams who took part in this year's iGEM...

Invitation to participate in SynbiCITE 4-Day MBA, 11-15 December 2016

SynbiCITE is running a 4-Day MBA ‘More Business Acumen: Building a Synthetic Biology-rich...