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Ethics in R&D

Strongly commited to the 3rs principles

The current consensus is that using animals for research is justified when there are clear benefits for human and animal health and when the 3Rs principles (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement) are applied.
Our approach is designed to use animals only when a non-animal method is not suitable for the required use (replacement), in the smallest number necessary for quality science (reduction) and while implementing state-of-the-art practices to promote animal welfare and prevent pain and distress in housing, procedures and treatment (refinement).

Ethics committees oversee animal care and use, including active implementation of the 3Rs at the bench level.


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