Anne Berit Romstad received the award for her work to replace in vivo challenge trials with in vitro methods.
Norecopa is the Norwegian consensus platform for replacement, reduction and refinement (3Rs) of animal experiments. The Norecopa 3R award aims to increase awareness of the 3Rs in research and education and is given based on excellent research or development in the field of the 3Rs.
Anne Berit Romstad received the award for her work to develop and validate a serological ELISA method to replace challenge tests in batch potency testing of vaccines. During the project, an ELISA assay has been developed to detect the antibody response against Aeromonas salmonicida after vaccination. The results are promising and may be used as an alternative to challenge tests for batch potency testing of Furunculosis vaccines in Atlantic salmon.
The project is a collaboration between VESO, the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, The Norwegian Veterinary Institute, PHARMAQ AS and Nord-Trøndelag University College. A copy of the article published in Biologicals can be downloaded from the link to the right.
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