Guest Post: Predictability and Utility of Animal Models

This is a guest post on the utility of animal models in drug development, misconceptions about animal models, and alternative methods of drug development, by Dale M. Cooper, DVM, MS, Diplomate, American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Dr. Cooper has over 20 years of veterinary experience in private practice, and as a laboratory animal veterinarian … Continue reading Guest Post: Predictability and Utility of Animal Models

The Value of Animals in Pre-Clinical Trials

In the early stages of development a new drug must be tested in a series of human clinical trials.  The earliest phases of trials aim to assess the safety and tolerance of a drug in human volunteers.  In planning such trials you face an obvious question: what initial dosage to use? Of course, you want … Continue reading The Value of Animals in Pre-Clinical Trials