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

  • The convalescent sera option for containing COVID-19

    With a vaccine for COVID-19 still a long way from being realized, Johns Hopkins University is working to revive a century-old blood-derived treatment in hopes of slowing the spread of the disease.   HUMAN HEALTH ISSUE Even at their most effective – and draconian – containment strategies have only slowed the spread of the respiratory […]

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  • Smoking robot and lung-on-a-chip to study cigarette smoke-induced lung diseases

    Researchers at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University have developed an animal-free science innovation platform by combining a robotic smoking machine with a lung-on-a-chip technology to fully and realistically mimic human smoking patterns. HUMAN HEALTH ISSUE Evaluating the health impact of airborne compounds is critical to determining pathogenesis and mechanisms of injury. Cigarette smoking is […]

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