Lush Prize aims to replace animal experiments

Craig Redmond of the Lush Prize Team talks about 2015’s winners

The Oncotheis team celebrate their win with Queen guitarist and animal rights campaigner Brian May

The Lush Prize is a £450,000 prize fund to boost progress in animal-free science globally. This year’s winners were announced on 20 November and included scientists and campaigners from nine countries. They were selected by an international panel of experts, from 51 shortlisted science teams, organisations and individual researchers. Now in its fourth year, the Lush Prize (which is completely funded by Lush Cosmetics) was £200,000 larger than in prior years, thanks to a contribution from the company’s North America branch. Craig Redmond, a member of the Lush Prize Team, tells SPC what the Lush Prize means for the cosmetics industry.

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