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Prof Mark Stevens honoured with Dieter Lütticken Award

British scientist, Prof Mark Stevens, has been awarded for his excellent contribution to the principle of 3Rs for the development and production of veterinary medicinal products.

At the "6th World Congress on Alternatives", held on August 24th in Tokyo, Japan, Prof Mark Stevens, Institute for Animal Health Compton, UK, was honoured with the Intervet Dieter Lütticken Award for his excellent contribution to the principle of 3Rs - Refinement, Reduction and Replacement - for the development and production of veterinary medicinal products.
Prof Stevens' laboratory has developed several animal models to study the pathogenesis of enteric bacterial infections of livestock and uses novel genetic methods to dissect the molecular basis of bacterial virulence.
Attila von Hanko, President Intervet Japan, who presented the award, with a prize fund of €20,000 said: "The work of Prof Stevens and his colleagues is highly relevant in terms of the 3Rs, to better understand the pathogenesis of bacterial infections and to develop safe and efficacious animal medicines while using less animals during product development. I appreciate very much that we can honor Prof Stevens today."
Prof Stevens: "I am extremely grateful that Intervet has recognised our research with this award. Credit is due to the many researchers in my laboratory who have embraced 3R principles in their research. The financial support the award provides will extend and enhance our current projects to advance the 3Rs."
 
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