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New Solution: Assessing aquatic organism health status non-invasively

Tuesday, 9th Oct 2018

Researchers at the University of Naples Federico II have developed a non-invasive, cost efficient method to detect and identify potential pathogens

2018 Challenges Competition is now open-Invitation to Tender

Monday, 10th Sep 2018

This year's competition consists of three Challenges identified jointly by the NC3Rs and Sponsors.

New Solution: An automated test of recognition memory in rodents

Friday, 7th Sep 2018

Researchers at Durham University have developed a semi-automated ‘continual trials’ approach for spontaneous object recognition tasks, in which an

New Solution: Ex vivo corneal model to assess drug delivery

Thursday, 30th Aug 2018

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a low cost, ex vivo porcine corneal model to rapidly assess ocular drug penetra

New Solution: A human micro-liver system for reliable safety and efficacy testing

Wednesday, 1st Aug 2018

The liver plays an important role in drug metabolism and is susceptible to injury, making drug-induced hepatoxicity a leading cause of attrition du

2018 CRACK IT Challenges announced

Wednesday, 18th Jul 2018

This year's competition consists of three Challenges identified jointly by the NC3Rs and Sponsors.

New Solution: LocoWhisk: Quantifying rodent exploration and locomotion behaviours

Monday, 5th Mar 2018

The LocoWhisk arena simultaneously measures locomotion and whisker movements, providing quantitative measures of rodent behaviour for basic researc

£700k awarded in the 2017 CRACK IT Challenge competition

Friday, 16th Feb 2018

Seven teams have been awarded funding in the 2017 CRACK IT Challenge competition, which brings together industry, academia and SMEs to develop mark

New Solution: CombiDART a non-vertebrate based platform for rapid toxicity testing

Wednesday, 10th Jan 2018

Researchers from the University of Oxford have created a new approach to reduce the use of thousands of animals used annually for assessing the dev

New Solution: VERTEX – simulating interventions on the mammalian brain

Wednesday, 10th Jan 2018

The Neuroinformatics lab at Newcastle University has developed Vertex, a computational model of the mammalian brain that can reproduce activity obs

CRACK IT 2018: Call for Challenges

Tuesday, 12th Dec 2017

The NC3Rs is now inviting submissions from Sponsors for new CRACK IT Challenges for the 2018 competition.

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