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Charu Chandrasekera is the founding executive director of the Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods.Charu Chandrasekera is the founding executive director of the Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods.

Non-animal testing lab to celebrate grand opening

The Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods (CCAAM) is celebrating its grand opening today.

The new research lab is dedicated to developing, validating, and promoting non-animal, human biology-based platforms in biomedical research, education, and chemical safety testing.

The Centre was founded with a $1 million donation in 2018 by the Eric S. Margolis Family Foundation. Eric Margolis was an internationally syndicated journalist, as well as former owner and chairman of Jamieson Laboratories.

His focus is now on animal welfare issues. Margolis and his wife Dana will be on hand for the opening.