Non-animal testing methods
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is funding a three-year programme aiming to develop and introduce cell-based research methods as alternatives to animal testing. The project is based on the Government Programme objective of promoting the development of alternative testing methods for animal experiments.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has supported the development of alternative testing methods for 28 years with more than €500,000. Last year, the Ministry granted €100,000 to the FICAM centre of expertise developing human-cell-based tissue and organ models to replace or complement animal experimentation.