Lymm scientist awarded £25k for animal testing fight

This Is Cheshire: Carol Barker-Treasure Carol Barker-Treasure

A LYMM scientist, who is committed to finding alternatives to animal testing, has been awarded £25,000 to carry on with her tireless work and to continue to train the scientists of tomorrow.

Carol Barker-Treasure picked up the Lush training prize 2013 for her services to the replacement of animals in testing.

The 45-year-old, who set up XCellR8 in 2008, said: “Of course I really hoped that we would win. We were really excited about it but didn’t expect it.”

For the past five years, the company, which is based at the Innovation Centre at Sci-Tech Daresbury, have been hosting cell culture training events for both scientists and students.

Carol said: “It is crucial to educate the next generation of scientists about the ethical and scientific benefits of using human cell based alternatives to traditional animal tests.

“By enabling young scientists to take this knowledge forward into their careers, our goal is to help reduce the number of scientists resorting to unethical and outdated animal test methods in the future."

XCellR8 have already trained approximately 400 scientists in the procedure, which uses human cells instead of animals to test products.

After winning the cash prize, the company will now be able to open up the training to more people.

Carol, who has a PhD from the Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Research Alternatives Laboratory at the University of Nottingham, has been determined to prevent the testing of animals since she began working with FRAME in the 90s.

“Some people are still doing animal testing because they think it’s cheaper but that’s not true. It’s about educating people.”

The Lush prize is a major initiative by the international high street cosmetics company, who hope to make safety testing without the use of animals the only way forward.

For more information visit x-cellr8.com.

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3:06pm Thu 2 Jan 14

pognoogle says...

Excellent work - keep it up!!
Excellent work - keep it up!! pognoogle
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3:17pm Thu 2 Jan 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

Were animals used in the testing of the hair bleach she does her hair with?
Were animals used in the testing of the hair bleach she does her hair with? GRUMPY PARENT
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3:47pm Thu 2 Jan 14

PageA says...

GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
Were animals used in the testing of the hair bleach she does her hair with?
Have you used the wrong account for this abuse Grumpy Parent?
[quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: Were animals used in the testing of the hair bleach she does her hair with?[/p][/quote]Have you used the wrong account for this abuse Grumpy Parent? PageA
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3:56pm Thu 2 Jan 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

PageA wrote:
GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
Were animals used in the testing of the hair bleach she does her hair with?
Have you used the wrong account for this abuse Grumpy Parent?
No only have the one account PageA as you well know!
Still Grumpy (and only Grumpy)
[quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: Were animals used in the testing of the hair bleach she does her hair with?[/p][/quote]Have you used the wrong account for this abuse Grumpy Parent?[/p][/quote]No only have the one account PageA as you well know! Still Grumpy (and only Grumpy) GRUMPY PARENT
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4:30pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Nick Tessla says...

GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
Were animals used in the testing of the hair bleach she does her hair with?
Not likely - unlike your drugs.


;-)
[quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: Were animals used in the testing of the hair bleach she does her hair with?[/p][/quote]Not likely - unlike your drugs. ;-) Nick Tessla
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4:56pm Thu 2 Jan 14

PageA says...

Nick winks at you an awful lot Grumpy Parent/MAD 4 IT
Nick winks at you an awful lot Grumpy Parent/MAD 4 IT PageA
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5:53pm Thu 2 Jan 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

He obviously takes them animal tested drugs he is on about, as for you I am seriously beginning to think that MAD 4 IT is actually your pseudonym or is MAD 4 IT actually your orthonym? Google the words PageA I know your not that clever!
He obviously takes them animal tested drugs he is on about, as for you I am seriously beginning to think that MAD 4 IT is actually your pseudonym or is MAD 4 IT actually your orthonym? Google the words PageA I know your not that clever! GRUMPY PARENT
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6:05pm Thu 2 Jan 14

PageA says...

GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
He obviously takes them animal tested drugs he is on about, as for you I am seriously beginning to think that MAD 4 IT is actually your pseudonym or is MAD 4 IT actually your orthonym? Google the words PageA I know your not that clever!
..knows the meaning of orthonym..but not the spelling of 'you're'!...Grumpy Parent everybody..he'll be here all week
[quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: He obviously takes them animal tested drugs he is on about, as for you I am seriously beginning to think that MAD 4 IT is actually your pseudonym or is MAD 4 IT actually your orthonym? Google the words PageA I know your not that clever![/p][/quote]..knows the meaning of orthonym..but not the spelling of 'you're'!...Grumpy Parent everybody..he'll be here all week PageA
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6:18pm Thu 2 Jan 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

PageA wrote:
GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
He obviously takes them animal tested drugs he is on about, as for you I am seriously beginning to think that MAD 4 IT is actually your pseudonym or is MAD 4 IT actually your orthonym? Google the words PageA I know your not that clever!
..knows the meaning of orthonym..but not the spelling of 'you're'!...Grumpy Parent everybody..he'll be here all week
Had a few Advocaat's PageA and very very expensive wine so forgive my awful grammar. Maybe I will go and listen to my Gary Barlowe CD rather than be a cheap skate and watch it on TV. Kids on spam sandwiches while you and the wife eat that M&S steak tonight again PageA?
Still Grumpy (but live on this side of the water so can't complain)
[quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: He obviously takes them animal tested drugs he is on about, as for you I am seriously beginning to think that MAD 4 IT is actually your pseudonym or is MAD 4 IT actually your orthonym? Google the words PageA I know your not that clever![/p][/quote]..knows the meaning of orthonym..but not the spelling of 'you're'!...Grumpy Parent everybody..he'll be here all week[/p][/quote]Had a few Advocaat's PageA and very very expensive wine so forgive my awful grammar. Maybe I will go and listen to my Gary Barlowe CD rather than be a cheap skate and watch it on TV. Kids on spam sandwiches while you and the wife eat that M&S steak tonight again PageA? Still Grumpy (but live on this side of the water so can't complain) GRUMPY PARENT
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8:06pm Thu 2 Jan 14

PageA says...

GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
PageA wrote:
GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
He obviously takes them animal tested drugs he is on about, as for you I am seriously beginning to think that MAD 4 IT is actually your pseudonym or is MAD 4 IT actually your orthonym? Google the words PageA I know your not that clever!
..knows the meaning of orthonym..but not the spelling of 'you're'!...Grumpy Parent everybody..he'll be here all week
Had a few Advocaat's PageA and very very expensive wine so forgive my awful grammar. Maybe I will go and listen to my Gary Barlowe CD rather than be a cheap skate and watch it on TV. Kids on spam sandwiches while you and the wife eat that M&S steak tonight again PageA?
Still Grumpy (but live on this side of the water so can't complain)
That's not even banter..that's awful. Jog on, you've become tedious
[quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: He obviously takes them animal tested drugs he is on about, as for you I am seriously beginning to think that MAD 4 IT is actually your pseudonym or is MAD 4 IT actually your orthonym? Google the words PageA I know your not that clever![/p][/quote]..knows the meaning of orthonym..but not the spelling of 'you're'!...Grumpy Parent everybody..he'll be here all week[/p][/quote]Had a few Advocaat's PageA and very very expensive wine so forgive my awful grammar. Maybe I will go and listen to my Gary Barlowe CD rather than be a cheap skate and watch it on TV. Kids on spam sandwiches while you and the wife eat that M&S steak tonight again PageA? Still Grumpy (but live on this side of the water so can't complain)[/p][/quote]That's not even banter..that's awful. Jog on, you've become tedious PageA
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