3RCC Scientific Advisory Board member Jan van der Valk receives award

Jan van der Valk, director of the 3Rs-Centre Utrecht Life Sciences at the faculty of Veterinary Medicine in the Netherlands and new Swiss 3RCC Advisory Board member has received the Björn Ekwall Memorial Award for the year 2019. The prize recognizes his persistent, engaged, informative, and reliable work based on facts in informing the scientific community about the concern of using fetal bovine serum in cell culture medium from an animal ethical view point as well as in the perspective of reproducibility issues. Jan van der Valk is also recognized for his efforts in establishing the fetal bovine serum free data base (fcs-free.org). More info: www.bemf.eu/update