Animal rights group targets researchers:
This article was originally published in Clinica
An international extremist animal rights group claims that it has identified researchers in North America using non-human primates in experimentation and has sent to 80 of them booby-trapped letters containing concealed razor blades. The Washington, DC-based Foundation for Biomedical Research has warned that the group, calling itself Justice Department, has "committed recent acts of violence" in the UK and Canada. The US FBI is attempting to identify the people involved and the Foundation, a non-profit organisation representing the medical research community, warns those involved in animal experiments with primates to take care.
You may also be interested in...
Oxford University/AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine cuts the spread of the virus by 60%, apart from having 70% efficacy in reducing infections in vaccinated individuals. While that is good news for their Indian partner, Serum Institute, the 90% efficacy shown in a subset due to a dosing error causes a dilemma.
After announcing positive topline Phase II results for its Alzheimer’s candidate late last year, Korea's GemVax releases additional data showing significant improvement in secondary outcomes, further raising expectations for the novel peptide drug.
The US FDA’s decision to ask on device adverse event reports whether the device involved had been serviced by a third party could help the agency as well as device makers, says Ricki Chase, compliance practice director at Lachman Consultant Services.