On December 13, 2011, State Secretary Peter Bleser awarded the 30th Animal Protection Research Prize of the German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection jointly to Dr Jörn-Hendrik Reuter, Head of Department at Beiersdorf and to Prof. Dr Claus-Michael Lehr, Dr Eva-Maria Collnot and Fransisca Leonard of the Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland and Saarland University.
The work of Prof. Lehr, Dr Collnot and Ms Leonard on “Development and establishment of an in vitro model of the inflamed human intestinal mucosa” can replace animal experiments that are performed in biomedical and pharmaceutical research and development.
The ceremony large took place at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment in Berlin, Germany. The prize is awarded every year to support methodological work aiming to reduce or replace animal experiments.
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