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PROCTER & GAMBLE ANNOUNCES 1992 GRANT RECIPIENTS

 PROCTER & GAMBLE ANNOUNCES 1992 GRANT RECIPIENTS
 CINCINNATI, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ --The Procter & Gamble Company


(NYSE: PG) announced the 1992 winners of grants from its University Animal Alternatives Research Program (UAARP).
 Since 1989, this competitive grants program has funded university researchers in the biological sciences who are developing new methods of efficacy and safety testing that eliminate or reduce animal use or which are less stressful to animals Three new scientists are selected annually, with each of them receiving up to $50,000 per year for a maximum of three years. The program supports nine university researchers each year for a total commitment of as much as $450,000 annually.
 "The program has drawn great interest--over 100 proposals were submitted this year," according to Warren Haug, vice president, research and development. "We expanded the UAARP in 1991 to encourage submissions from around the world and as a result, proposals from six different countries were received. This shows the level of worldwide interest that exists in furthering the still relatively new science of alternative methods development."
 "We already use a wide range of alternatives in our safety and effectiveness programs at Procter & Gamble now, but we also know we don't have alternative tests to completely replace animal research today," Mr. Haug said. "The UAARP offers us a way to support some of the excellent work underway at universities throughout the world. We congratulate the winners and look forward to promising results from these world class researchers."
 The 1992 UAARP grant recipients and their areas of investigation are:
 -- Dr. Jurgen Steinmeyer, University of Bonn.
 Steinmeyer's research is designed to develop a nonanimal
 model for studying the disease of osteoarthritis.
 -- Dr. Andrew Parkinson, University of Kansas Medical
 Center. Parkinson's work is devoted to creating a
 nonanimal safety test for new drugs and consumer
 products using liver cells and enzymes.
 -- Dr. Cynthia T. McMurray, Mayo Foundation. McMurray
 is working on a project to establish cell cultures that
 have infinite life spans (immortalized cells) for use in
 nonanimal safety and efficacy tests.
 The UAARP complements Procter & Gamble's ongoing alternatives research program that includes current use of a wide range of alternatives as well as a commitment to develop new methods by applying the latest technology discoveries to this area. Computer data bases, numerous cell culture tests and magnetic resonance imaging are only a few of the alternative methods in use at P&G today.
 Procter & Gamble devotes many scientists as well as significant financial resources to the development of alternatives because the complete elimination of animal research is not possible today without jeopardizing consumer health and safety. In 1991 alone, Procter & Gamble spent over $4.6 million on alternatives research. Company efforts extend beyond research--P&G researchers are very involved in sharing their results with others to help advance scientific and governmental acceptance of alternative methods.
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 /CONTACT: Linda L. Ulrey, 513-983-5796 or Kimberly L. Stewart, 513-983-3865, both of Procter & Gamble/
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