Researchers Win PETA International Science Consortium Award for 3-Dimensional Models of Human Respiratory Tract

The PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. teamed up with biotech company Epithelix to award innovative researchers free 3-dimensional models of the human respiratory tract. These models, which are made from human cells, can be used to test cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals, pesticides, and household products without using animals. After receiving applications from around the world, the winning researchers in the U.S., the U.K., and Germany received $10,000 worth of the materials.

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