Development of alternative methods
As part of the German Centre for the Protection of Laboratory Animals (Bf3R), the ZEBET carries out innovative research for the development of alternative methods to animal experiments. This scientific work focusses on replacement and reduction of animal experiments according to the 3R principle. Of particular importance for the development of such methods are state-of-the-art ultrastructural imaging techniques. In addition experimental research, the use and number of animal experiments will assessed by novel biometric approaches, in order to develop new recommendations for the reduction of test animals. Overall, the individual projects are intended to develop approaches for new alternative methods to animal experiments for basic research.