Next Stage of Alternative Approaches to Animals TestingSang-Soo Han1 and Sun-Woong Kang12*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Sun-Woong Kang,
Predictive Model Research Center, Korea Institute of Toxicology, Daejeon, Korea.
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: 6 Feb 2016; Revised date: 27 May 2016; Accepted date: 30 May 2016
The use of animals in various fields including biomedical research, product safety testing, and education has increased for the development of medical technology, and advancement of science knowledges. According to the EU and US government statistics (https://www.usda.gov/, https://eur-lex.europa.eu), over 100 million animals, including mice, rats, frogs, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, monkeys, fish, and birds are used for research each year, of which 80% of animals were used for drug developments and toxicity test to evaluate novel drugs.