The 2014 Award for the Reduction in the Use of Animals in Research was awarded to Dr. Hui Xin Ong, for the development of a novel in vitro air interface Calu-3 bronchial epithelium.
The selection panel agreed unanimously that Dr Ong’s application stood out both for its novelty and potential for immediate impact on the reduction of in vivo studies undertaken during the development stages of novel inhalable formulations, resulting in vast cost savings.
The 2014 Award for the Reduction in the Use of Animals in Research was awarded to Dr Hui Ong. The simplicity and robustness of the Calu-3 model provides tremendous benefits, especially during the early phases of research and development of novel molecular therapeutics.
This award promotes the replacement and reduction of animals in research and teaching, and is offered by the University as part of its commitment to the ethical principles of the Code.
The award was presented to Dr Ong by the DVC (Research) at the Senior Executive Group Research Committee meeting on the 14th of May 2015