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

  • ECEAE Prize for animal-free antibodies: The winners

    The prize will be awarded to outstanding scientists from Germany and Switzerland on 30th March in Brussels The umbrella organization European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE) will award the first prize in the world dedicated specifically to the development and application of animal-free antibodies. Two exceptional candidates will receive equivalent prizes, amounting to 10,000 […]

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  • Systematic review: Performance of preclinical models in predicting drug-induced liver injury in humans

    A systematic review found that preclinical studies using animals fail to predict a drug’s potential to cause adverse health effects, despite being mandatory in safety and efficacy trials. HUMAN HEALTH ISSUES A collaboration of researchers conducted a comprehensive evaluation of the in vivo and in vitro tests currently available to assess drug safety and compared […]

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