CCS 2022 Policy Forum

On June 23, 2022, the Center for Contemporary Sciences (CCS) hosted its inaugural Policy Forum. The event was an opportunity to analyze the policy framework underlying the most transformative scientific innovations of the decade. Emphasis was placed on new inventions enabled by advances in regenerative medicine, biomedical engineering, machine learning, and nanotechnology. This included applications […]

‘The End of Medicine’ Action Plan

Moved by ‘The End of Medicine’ Film Discussion to act? Here are some steps you can take that will help prevent the next pandemic, reduce the human health impact from animal agriculture, and support animal protection. View File  

Animals in Laboratories Speak

Every year, more than 100 million animals are used in experimentation in the U.S. The Animal Welfare Act (AWA) is the only U.S. federal statute that regulates the treatment of animals used in experiments. However, it excludes >95% of animals used. Additionally, even for the species which are covered, the AWA provides no limits on […]

CCS Investor Summit 2022 Report

On March 24, 2022, CCS hosted its first ever Investor Summit in partnership with Beyond Animal. The Summit was open to the public and brought together an international group of innovators, investors, researchers, start-ups, and venture philanthropists. The packed, three-hour-Summit was an opportunity to provide needed exposure to business entities in the space, promote the […]

The Future of Parkinson’s Disease Research

Check out CCS’s latest scientific publication on Parkinson’s Disease research. In coordination with the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT), CCS held a workshop May 2021 to develop a scheme that outlines the basic research and testing approaches necessary to make PD research a success—elucidating pathological mechanisms, identifying knowledge gaps, discovering druggable targets, and developing […]

CCS to host first Investor Summit

On March 24, 2022, the Center for Contemporary Sciences (CCS) is pleased to host its first Investor Summit 2022. This one-of-a-kind business development event, held in partnership with Beyond Animal, is open to the public and brings together an international group of innovators, investors, researchers, start-ups, and venture philanthropists. The three-hour-event is designed to promote […]

It’s Time to Modernize Medical Science

Stacked away in my basement is an old 8-track cassette player that I used as a kid in the late 1970’s. I keep it to remind me how far science can advance if there is the will to do so. The 8-tracks first hit the market in the mid-1960’s and were considered state of the […]

CCS Cheers Bipartisan Introduction of the FDA Modernization Act of 2021 to Innovate Drug Development and Replace Animal Testing Requirements

The Center for Contemporary Sciences (CCS) Cheers Bipartisan Introduction of the FDA Modernization Act of 2021 to Innovate Drug Development and Replace Animal Testing Requirements Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Cory Booker, D-N.J., Rand Paul, R-Ky., Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., Mike Braun, R-Ind., and John Kennedy, R-La., introduced the FDA Modernization Act of 2021 […]