1M donation to find alternatives to animal lab testing

Hope is on the horizon for lab animals everywhere with a million-dollar donation to find alternatives to animal testing.

“A research centre at the University of Windsor has received the largest philanthropic donation for research in the university’s history.

The Eric S. Margolis Family Foundation has given the Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods (CCAAM) $1 million to establish a research and training laboratory to develop ways of researching cures for diseases without conducting tests on animals…

The centre is the first of its kind in Canada. The donor, Margolis, is the former owner of Jamieson Laboratories, who said he wants to end testing techniques using lab animals…

When Margolis owned Jamieson, he said he made it a corporate policy to not use animals in testing. He also audited suppliers of raw materials to ensure they weren’t buying from companies that used animal testing.

The laboratory he is funding will be named in his honour.”




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