EARA member, Swiss Laboratory Animal Science has released video interviews with the winners of its most recent 3Rs awards.
The awards recognise scientists in Switzerland who are working to reduce, replace and refine the use of animals in research.
Hanno Würbel of the University of Bern explained that experiments will be more robust if researchers introduce variation from the beginning of their studies.
“If we produce results that are more robust and reproducible, we will use fewer experiments and fewer animals in the long term. Maybe even if we use more animals in a single experiment, it will give us so much more information that we can save animals in the future,” said Hanno Würbel.
Meanwhile, Patrycja Novak-Sliwinska of the University of Geneva is working on in vitro 3D models to identify and validate drug combinations for cancer treatment.