PiLAS stands for Perspectives in Laboratory Animal Science. It was set up in 2012 to provide a discussion forum, originally for students of veterinary science. Since then it has expanded to cover all aspects of laboratory animal science.
The aim of PiLAS is to improve the quality of discussion about animal experimentation and alternative approaches, by offering scientists in all relevant fields an opportunity to share their expertise, knowledge and ideas concerning these and other issues raised by laboratory animal use.
PiLAS is published by FRAME (Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments). FRAME was founded in 1969, to promote the concept of alternatives to the use of laboratory animals in medical research and toxicity testing. Its vision is a world where non-animal methods are recognised as scientific best practice. Its ultimate aim is the elimination of the need to use laboratory animals in any kind of medical or scientific procedures.