Lauren Feldman 10/13/2023 at 5:03 pm
The Humane Society (October 11, 2023) Progress! California passes law to expand use of non-animal alternatives in testing labs
Fewer animals will suffer in experiments in California laboratories thanks to a bill sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States and signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on Sunday. AB 357 was authored by Assemblymember Brian Maienschein, D-San Diego, and received wide bipartisan support throughout the legislative process. The new law builds on one passed in 2000 that requires laboratories that test products such as pesticides, household products and industrial chemicals to replace animal tests with non-animal alternatives.
News Medical Life Sciences (October 9, 2023) Drug Discovery 2023: A Conversation with Professor Janet Hemingway
In this interview conducted in anticipation of ELRIG UK’s Drug Discovery 2023 Conference, News Medical Life Sciences spoke to Professor Janet Hemingway, founding Director of iiCON and Professor of Tropical Medicine at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Here we discussed what attendees can expect from Drug Discovery 2023 and gained insight into her perspective on the current drug discovery landscape.
The Boston Globe (October 8, 2023) Did a community organizer seal the deal to bring the ARPA-H to Cambridge?
Governor Maura Healey joined some of the biggest names in Boston health care to make the pitch. But it was Gladys Vega, a community organizer in Chelsea, who might have sealed the deal. So went the Healey administration’s effort to woo the newly formed Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health, a.k.a. ARPA-H, during a pivotal Cambridge visit made by ARPA-H staffers on May 25. Healey and state economic development secretary Yvonne Hao teamed up with Mass General Brigham and several business groups to persuade this new federal agency to pick Massachusetts for an ARPA-H office dubbed an “investor catalyst hub.”
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