Dieter Luetticken Award 2008 Recognizes Development of New Vaccine Quality Control Assay
Dr. Claassen had a leading role in an interdisciplinary team with Dr. Riks Maas and Dr.
“The new in vitro potency test is an attractive alternative for the existing in vivo potency tests especially with regard to the objective of the European regulatory authorities to replace, reduce and refine (3R) the use of laboratory animals for production and quality control of immuno-biologicals,” said jury chair Prof. Hendriksen.
Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, a leading global animal health company, sponsors the international Dieter Luetticken Award for alternatives in animal testing to support individual scientists and life science research institutions that make significant contributions to the 3R-concept, i.e. reducing, refining and/or replacing the use of animals in testing for development and manufacturing of veterinary medicines. The Company recently became a member of EPAA, the European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing.
The total amount of the award is
Candidates for the Dieter Luetticken Award are selected by a jury panel composed of experts from public institutions in the animal health and animal testing sector. Applications for the Dieter Luetticken Award 2009 can be submitted until
About the Dieter Luetticken Award
The Dieter Luetticken Award for alternatives in animal testing was established in 2004 and is granted each year to academic scientists or not-for-profit life sciences research institutions that have made a significant contribution to the 3R-concept for the R&D and production of veterinary medicines. The international award’s scope covers in vitro models used in R&D which replace animal testing for licensing purposes, methods that improve quality of life of laboratory animals as well as studies aimed at reducing or avoiding the use of animals in efficacy, safety and quality testing in the production of biologicals and pharmaceuticals for animals.
The award is named after Dr.
Previous winners of the Dieter Luetticken Award are: Prof.
About Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health
Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health is focused on the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of animal health products. The company offers customers one of the broadest, most innovative Animal Health portfolios, spanning products to support performance and to prevent, treat and control disease in all major farm and companion animal species. The company is based in Boxmeer,
Schering-Plough is an innovation-driven, science-centered global health care company. Through its own biopharmaceutical research and collaborations with partners, Schering-Plough creates therapies that help save and improve lives around the world. The company applies its research-and-development platform to human prescription, animal health and consumer health care products. Schering-Plough’s vision is to “Earn Trust, Every Day” with the doctors, patients, customers and other stakeholders served by its colleagues around the world. The company is based in