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Animal research

The Animal testing is the use of animals in scientific research. Such research is vital for patients with unmet medical needs. EGAN believes that today properly regulated animal testing continues to be essential in many aspects of medical research and a vital and legally required stage in the development of treatments for patients. Therefore, EGAN supports animal based research for medicinal purposes undertaken in accordance with best practice in properly regulated research centres and where there is no alternative. We also support increased investment in seeking alternatives.

EGAN and its sisters organisations within EPF have endorsed a statement on Patients’ perspective on the use of animals in biomedical research.

EGAN is leading work on developments at EU level on animal testing. For further information please contact:

Nick Meade
Policy Officer
Genetic Alliance UK
www.geneticalliance.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7704 3141
Fax: +44 (0)20 7359 1447

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