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UZH is developing alternative methods to animal experiments in line with the 3Rs principle. To highlight outstanding achievements of its members in the field of 3Rs, the university has introduced the UZH 3R Award. Giuseppe Esposito is one of the 3R award winners 2023. In the video he explains how he could replace the use of animals in his microsurgical course.

By using human placentas, Giuseppe Esposito was able to eliminate the use of experimental rats in his microsurgical courses. Due to their numerous vessels of various sizes, conditions during surgery can be well simulated with this initial model and surgeons can be successfully trained.

Here Giuseppe Esposito explains how he achieved full replacement in his courses