German legislation takes into account this limited informative value of alternative methods and requires potential drugs to be tested on animals. The correspondence of elementary body functions between other mammals and humans allows for the transfer of many results to humans. Substances must be tested under different conditions in different animal species in order to make the best possible prediction of safety and efficacy for humans. These studies are very important because animal studies provide the basis for testing the substances in humans.
Close collaboration within NUVISAN allows us to follow the drug development and testing process from idea to patient. This allows us to efficiently ensure that patients benefit from the results of research and animal testing conducted in this context.
For more information see also our Animal Management and Welfare FAQ.