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Between 3Rs: Microsampling, Toxicity Studies Reduce, Refine Animal Research

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Two important safety assessment tools that are also helpful in meeting 3Rs objective are microsampling and the extended-generation reproductive toxicity study. One helps to reduce the number of animals needed for screening, the other both reduces and refines our use of animals. Yet they remain underutilized by laboratories. Alan Hoberman, Executive Director, Global Development, Reproductive and Juvenile Toxicology at Charles River Laboratories, discusses why.

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