Erwin L. Roggen
Dr. Erwin Roggen obtained a degree in Biochemistry at the University of Antwerp in 1984. He has been involved for over 18 years in development, implementation, dissemination and acceptance of alternative methods to animal testing.
Erwin’s long-term vision is better human and environmental health and safety through the application and acceptance of animal-free approaches for testing and assessment of substances and products. In line with this vision, he established 3Rs Management and Consulting ApS (www.3RsMC-ApS.com) and ToxGenSolutions BV (www.toxgensolutions.eu), both tools for driving promising animal-free tools from the bench to industry and regulatory authorities.
Erwin has offered to invest in the Danish 3R-Center his extensive global network and experience in management of R&D projects, to assure that the Centers objectives related to implementation of 3Rs strategies for early decision-making during product development and risk assessment are met.
Erwin’s short-term objective is the development and implementation of a culture where research, efficacy and safety issues are addressed first with animal-free approaches, and only thereafter with ‘refinement’ and ‘reduction’ strategies. The tools to meet this objective include knowledge sharing, communication, education and training, and facilitating technology transfer, implementation and validation of new methods, approaches and strategies.