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Thursday, 09 July 2020 12:54

Berlin: Einstein Center 3R for the development of alternative methods in biomedical research Featured

The Einstein Foundation in Berlin has approved the preliminary stage of an Einstein Center 3R for the development of alternative methods to animal testing.

The goal of the planned 3Rs Center is to reduce or replace animal experiments in biomedical research.  In the preparatory phase, the infrastructure and networking of research will be promoted. A total of €522,000 will be made available for this purpose. The State of Berlin will provide the Einstein Foundation with a total of €1.35 million for the new Center for 2020/21 in addition to its basic budget. After a reappraisal of the comprehensive concept by the Scientific Commission of the Foundation, the Center will fully take up its work in 2021.

The establishment of an "Einstein Center 3R" (3R: Replace, Reduce, Refine) was initiated by the Charité - University Hospital Berlin, the Free University Berlin (FU), the Humboldt University Berlin (HU) as well as the Technical University Berlin (TU); it is being developed in close cooperation with the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH), the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and the Robert Koch Institute (RKI).

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