Improving science and healthcare for everyone by stimulating the transition to animal-free innovations

We share the view with a growing number of scientists that the continued use of animals is in fact a hindrance to scientific progress and improvement of human health. If we want to improve healthcare for everyone, a transition from the existing scientific mindsets and practices is essential. This can only be achieved by fully replacing animal-based research methods with innovative, human-relevant approaches.

Animal Free Science is all about making the transition to better science and healthcare by replacing animal testing.

It is our mission to improve science and healthcare for everyone by:

  • Communicating the latest news in animal-free science to scientists and policy makers.
  • Inspiring students to become the next generation of experts in animal-free science.
  • Creating a strong community of scientific experts endorsing animal-free science.
  • Offering a platform in Belgium for funding and collaborative opportunities in animal-free science.
  • Liaising between politicians, industry and academia to drive the transition towards animal-free science, in Belgium and beyond.

The mission of Animal Free Science is based on three pillars:


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Latest News in Animal Free Science

  • Animal-free science innovations for better COVID-19 research

    A great deal of knowledge about the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the COVID-19 disease is needed quickly. In April this year, the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) made 40 million euros available to ZonMw and NWO for COVID-19. Experimental animal-free innovations enable research to be carried out better and faster because the results […]

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  • Vaccine testing without animal testing?

    Dutch, Bilthoven based, Intravacc, a global leader in translational research and development of viral and bacterial vaccines, today announced the publication of a study in Scientific Reports on alternatives to the use of laboratory animals in vaccine quality control. The study was conducted together with Leiden Academic Center for Drug Research (LACDR) at Leiden University. […]

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