Testing & Production
Animal-based regulatory testing is typically required by governments to ensure the safety of pharmaceutical and chemical products and medical devices. Animals are also used in the production of biologics. However, there are many Three Rs strategies that can help eliminate or minimize harms to animals used in testing and production.
Useful Tools Relevant to Testing & Production
Some validated alternatives to animal-based regulatory tests are available. The regulatory status of many alternative test methods can be found on the Alternative Test Methods Table.
In addition, Three Rs information searches can be facilitated using the Three Rs Search Guide, a 7-step strategy plus links to resources, and the CCAC Reference Database, with over 5000 references compiled during the development of CCAC guidelines.