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Researchers Win 3D Models Made of Human Cells That Replace Animal Tests

23 January, 2019

Researchers from all over the world battled it out in a contest to receive technology that can replace animals in testing … and we have the winners!

The PETA International Science Consortium and Epithelix have awarded three researchers 3-D human tissue models of the respiratory tract. The first-place winner is Kristine Nishida of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, who plans to use the tissues to study the health effects of inhaling cigarette smoke. Finishing in second place are our very own Dr. Chang Guo of Public Health England, who will use the tissues for nanomaterial toxicity testing, and Dr. Richard Gminski of the University of Freiburg in Germany, who will use them to study the effects of drugs on antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Congratulations Chang!