The fact that pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical device and animal health companies use animals throughout drug discovery, medical device and animal health research is not new. What may not be widely known is that these companies also rely on animal management applications to support and track animal use in their research. And they’re looking for more evolved and robust systems — that are easy to implement, use and maintain — to help them enhance efficiencies, reduce costs and comply fully with regulations for humane animal care.
The use of animals in testing is intended for pharma and biotech drugs as well as medical devices, veterinary drugs and vaccines. These therapies ultimately improve the quality of human and animal patients’ lives. It’s therefore important that companies and institutions follow international, national and regional laws and regulations during testing processes.
Follow the 3Rs
To meet regulatory guidelines, many pharma, biotech, medical and animal health companies use animal management systems to capture and document end-to-end data on animals’ activities during their active life span. The main imperative for using animals in preclinical research is to follow and effectively monitor the principles of the 3Rs — reduce, refine and replace. To learn more click on the 3Rs in the interactive graphic below.