UK invests in alternatives to animal testing
London – The UK government will increase funding for the National Center for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs). Funding will grow gradually to about EUR7 million in 2010 from the current budget of EUR2.8 million. NC3Rs was founded in 2004 to minimise the number of animals used in scientific research. “The extra money will allow us to further broaden our research in the scientific community and fund more high-quality projects”, said Dr. Vicky Robinson, the Centre’s Chief Executive.