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2016 CRACK IT Challenges Competition is now open

The 2016 CRACK IT Challenges were launched on 8 September at an event in central London. The Challenges were outlined and the Sponsors met with potential applicants and the CRACK IT team. ...

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

Innovate UK is to invest up to £15 million in innovation projects addressing technical or commercial challenges relevant to the health and life sciences sector that will lead to increased UK SME...

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 using the amoeba  Dictyostelium discoideum  instead of rodents. The work was funded through...

2016 CRACK IT Challenges announced

The  2016 CRACK IT Challenges  competition consists of four Challenges identified jointly by the NC3Rs and Sponsors. This year the competition is funded by the NC3Rs, co-funding...

Latest issue of AOP news published

The latest edition of AOP News has been published on the NC3Rs website. AOP News is a regular periodical for scientists across academia and industry, as well as risk assessors and regulators who...

A slime mould model for assessing palatability of new drugs

A recent publication describes a novel approach to assessing the palatability of new drugs using the amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum instead of rodents. The work was funded through an NC3Rs ...

H2020 Funding call to develop advance and realistic models and assays for nanomaterial hazard development

Deadline : 27 October 2016 2 nd stage deadline: 4 May 2016 Specific Challenge This call focuses on the development of realistic and advanced in vitro tests which have the...

NC3Rs Training Fellowships funding scheme

A new funding scheme from the NC3Rs will open for applications on Tuesday 19 July 2016. The Training Fellowships will support the development of promising early career researchers with less...

Human immune competent skin disease models as next generation in vitro models

A recent review in Drug Discovery Today by skin tissue engineers at VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, the Netherlands, highlights the state of art in vitro skin disease models. Failure...

Vacancies at the NC3Rs

The NC3Rs is currently recruiting for a number of exciting roles that could be of interest to NAT SIG members. If you have a demonstrable commitment to the 3Rs (replacement, refinement...

Launch of the Medicines Discovery UK Landscape

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has recently launched a new tool designed to map the innovation landscape in medicines discovery. The Medicines Discovery UK Landscape is an...

Special Issue: Organs-on-Chips for Toxicology and Animal Alternatives

The latest special issue of Applied In Vitro Toxicology focuses on organs-on-chips for toxicology purposes and as an alternative approach to animal studies. The special issue is edited by Dr...

Call: Satellite meeting applications, UK QSP network

Funding of up to £2,000 is available from the UK Quantitative Systems Pharmacology Network to run short meetings in areas related to QSP research. Meetings must be held somewhere in the UK. ...

Standards in non-animal technologies - webinar slides and voting results published

Following the successful Non-Animal Technologies (NATs) cohort meeting: ‘ Standards in non-animal technologies’ in February, hosted in collaboration with Innovate UK and the British Standards...

3D-printing brain tumours

Scientists at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh have received funding from the Brain Tumour Charity to print 3D brain tumours that will enable them to better understand the biology of highly...

ZeGlobalTox landscape: much more than a simple CRACK IT Solution

A new article has been published on the CRACK IT website, discussing the impact that funding from the platform had on ZeClinics business innovation and the development and application of the...

Public engagement awards 2016

The NC3Rs is running a public award scheme this year to celebrate the work of NC3Rs researchers and support events and activities that engage the public with 3Rs research. UK-based...

Registration open: Horizon 2020 Health Open Info Day and Partnering Day

On Friday   8 July 2016 , the European Commission is organising an  Open Info Day  dedicated to “Health, Demographic Change & Wellbeing (SC1)” challenge in Horizon 2020 and...

UK-wide programme launched to support small businesses

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a UK-wide programme designed to offer business development support for small businesses and social enterprises with a high growth potential. ...

Public lecture: Bioengineering the Human Body: Organs on Chips

Bioengineering is set to change the future of medicine by applying leading edge engineering to solving health problems. Donald Ingber, founding Director of the Wyss Institute at Harvard, USA has...
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