PETA Science Consortium Awards Researcher with Tissue Models of the Human Respiratory Tract

PETA Science Consortium International e.V., in partnership with Epithelix, awarded a researcher at Trinity College Dublin $15,000 in redeemable Epithelix tissues to test the effects of cigarette smoke and bacterial infections in lung diseases. Epithelix’s three-dimensional human tissue models reconstruct different regions of the respiratory tract and can be used to test cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, medical device extracts, industrial chemicals, pesticides, and household products instead of testing on animals.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind