Animal Welfare

Pharmaron is committed to running high-quality scientific studies that meet all ethical standards. Our TSP site is AAALAC accredited.

Some of the undertaken scientific studies are performed in animals. As well as being a legal requirement, Pharmaron believes animal studies are an ethical and moral necessity before human exposure. Pharmaron insists on the highest standards of health and welfare for all animals in our care and is committed to following these principles:

  • A sustained culture of care, concern and respect for animal welfare where animal mistreatment is a dismissible offense
  • Animal research in accordance with national regulations, legislation and guidelines that apply in China and the countries of our customers (e.g. USDA 9 CFR parts 1, 2, 3 and 2010/63/EU). Pharmaron regards these standards as a minimum, and they underpin our own strict global standards of animal welfare.
  • Training for all staff working with animals to ensure proper care.
  • Qualified veterinary surgeons and staff involved in managing and implementing our animal care programs.
  • Knowledge sharing within the company and scientific community for the replacement, reduction and refinement of animal studies, known as “The 3Rs.”
  • All animals bred by qualified laboratory animal breeders who are subject to inspection and qualification by Pharmaron’s animal care professionals. Animal providers must adhere to Pharmaron’s standards and regulations for animal treatment.
  • Animal research conducted only after appropriate ethical consideration and review by Pharmaron’s IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee). This review, identical to the procedures used in the US and Europe, ensures that we provide a high level of care to all animals used, and that a scientifically appropriate and validated alternative to the use of animals is not available.


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