Medical research and testing methods need to start and end with human biology
Alternatives to Animal Testing, Experimentation and Dissection - An Animal Rights Article from All-Creatures.org

FROM Center for Contemporary Sciences
September 2020

Medical research and testing methods need to start and end with human biology.

Ayshar Akhtar

Human biology-based methods offer a more effective way to understand the diseases that afflict us. And they enable researchers to predict how a human may respond to medicines and chemicals with far greater accuracy than animal tests. The outcome is better treatments, therapies and cures.

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CCS is pioneering a paradigm shift towards innovative, evidence-based research methods that are based on human biology. Through collaboration, we champion technologies that are better for humans and that replace animal testing.

How is CCS advancing human health?

  • We will further scientific discovery by bringing together trailblazing researchers and funders.
  • We will foster new generations of scientists creating market-disrupting technologies by supporting inventive academic programs.
  • We will build collaboration across different disciplines through the spirit of innovation.
  • We will effect change by working with scientists in industry, government, and academia to replace animals with groundbreaking human-relevant testing methods.

Our areas of focus:

  • Educating grant-making, corporate, governmental and academic institutions
  • Supporting innovative biotech companies
  • Connecting entrepreneurs and investors
  • Improving adoption of more effective human-based technologies
  • Increasing the pipeline of PhD, MBA, and JD students to new testing technologies

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