March 21, 2016

In Vitro Fish Gill Assay

A team at King’s College London, are pioneering an in vitro freshwater gill system in the lab. This technique, published in Nature Protocols, provides a more humane way to study the impacts of environmental hazards on freshwater fish, whilst reducing the number of fish needed. The technique was developed as part of an NC3Rs project grant award to Professor Christer Hogstrand and others, along with a CASE studentship to Dr Nic Bury from the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).