Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods (CCAAM & CaCVAM)

Based at the University of Windsor, the Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods (CCAAM) and the Canadian Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods (CaCVAM) aim to develop, validate, and promote non-animal, human biology-based platforms in biomedical research, education, and chemical safety testing. While Canada does not have national legislative mandates to phase out animal testing, CCAAM & CaCVAM aim to bring in a new era in research and innovation to advance human medicine and modernize chemical safety testing.

CCAAM & CaCVAM are also developing educational programs in animal-replacement science to train the next generation of scientists, ethicists, and policy-makers to “think outside the cage.” While human-based testing is still in its infancy, the use of these technologies is expected to revolutionize the testing and application of clinical trials for new drugs.


Faculty of Science – Essex Hall
University of Windsor
401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, Ontario
N9B 3P4

Areas of Expertise

Biomedical research and development
Integrative human-based frameworks for studying biological complexity
Induced pluripotent stem cell research


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Published: September 21, 2021

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