Breakthrough 3D engineered cancer models could reduce animal testing

Professor Rui L. Reis, from the University of Minho in Portugal, has been awarded the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) A F Harvey Research Prize of £350,000. Prof. Rui L. Reis was awarded for his research on 3D tissue engineering for regenerative therapies and disease models. The prize money will go towards his work to generate 3D cancer microenvironments for the use of screening newly developed anti-cancer drugs. These 3D cancer models are believed to better predict the efficacy of new cancer drugs replacing the need for animal alternatives.



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