About us

Born in 2014, O.S.A “Oltre la Sperimentazione Animale” (Beyond Animal Experimentation) is a non profit italian organization which recognises the human relevance and translational limitations of the current paradigm in biomedical research and drug discovery, and the need for change. O.S.A. brings together scientists, researchers, graduated in medicine, veterinary, biology, psychology, pharmacology, etc. and volunteers to promote human-based and human-relevant alternatives to animal use in research, testing, and education.
We aim to provide members of the public, patients, policy makers, journalists, teachers and students, scientifically accurate, evidence-based information about human-based / human-relevant research and why it’s a scientific necessity for the advancement of human medicine to move away from conventional research paradigm, and start implementing modern technologies.

The symbol of O.S.A. contains a hummingbird because we were inspired by a parableā€¦

A STORY TELLS THAT DURING A FIRE IN THE FOREST, WHILE ALL THE ANIMALS FLEE, A HUMMINGBIRD FLYING IN THE OTHER SENSE WITH A DROP OF WATER IN THE BEAK.

“WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU ARE DOING?!” ASKED HIM THE LION. “I’m going to put out the fire.” THE SMALL BIRD REPLY

“WITH A DROP OF WATER?” SAID THE LION. AND THE HUMMINGBIRD, CONTINUING THE FLIGHT, REPLYED: “I DO MY PART.”

Changing Oneself to change the world: each of us can do his part to promote scientifically sound and ethically sustainable biomedical research!

Board of Directors

President
Dr. Maria Concetta Digiacomo, MD
General medicine doctor
Secretary
Prof. Federica Nin,
Psychologist
Treasurer
Dr. Aldo Edoardo Sismondo, MSC
Electric engineer
Councilor and founder member
Dr. Oscar Grazioli
Veterinarian
Councilor and founder member
Dr. Stefano Cagno, MD
Physician / hospital manager, specialist in psychiatry
Councilor
Dr. Gabriella Errico, MD
Physician / Specialist in Pediatrics and Neonatology
Councilor
Prof. Roberto Mucelli,
Contract Professor of Bioethics and Clinical Model of Addictions Sapienza Rome University

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