The European Animal Research Association (EARA), founded just seven years ago, has recently become the biggest advocacy organisation on animal research in the EU.
Since early 2021, when EARA welcomed its 100th member organisation, there has been a surge in membership by more than 10% to take the total to 111.
There are now EARA members in 23 countries, with the latest country represented being Georgia. Member organisations include public research institutions, private biomedical research, representative bodies, as well as breeders and other suppliers to the sector.
EARA also now has 17 different Twitter accounts across Europe, including the latest in Poland.
The list of 11 new members since January is: Belgium (Ablynx, Zoetis); Georgia (Georgian Association for Laboratory Animal Science); Germany (Fine Science Tools, VectorBuilder); Greece (Bioemtech); Israel (Let the Sick Live); Italy (University of Padua); Spain (ARP Logistica Clinica); Switzerland (Swiss Association of Veterinarians in Industry and Research); UK (Dietex).