The two leading universities in the area of alternative methods in Europe and the US have joined forces to complement the 29-year-old Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) at Johns Hopkins University with a corresponding Center for Europe (CAAT-Europe) at the University of Konstanz.
The "Excellence University" of Konstanz has twenty years of experience in alternatives to animal experiments, employing five professors in pharmacology and toxicology along with numerous coworkers researching human-relevant alternative methods.
Inauguration of CAAT-Europe
The inaugural ceremony took place on March 30th 2010 in the Senate Hall of the University of Konstanz. In addition to the directors of CAAT and CAAT-EU, the list of speakers included University representatives, cooperation partners, supporters from industry and science, and the animal welfare organization Eurogroup for Animals, as well as the three designated “Patrons of alternative methods.” The Senate Hall was packed with 120 guests. The mild weather and views of snow-capped Alps and sparkling Lake Constance provided a memorable atmosphere.