International Mammalian Genome Society

logo18th International Mouse Genome Conference

17-22 October 2004, Seattle, USA


POSTER 187 - IMPROVING RESEARCH AND REDUCING ANIMAL POPULATIONS THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

Drummond A, Ferreira A, Ferreira J

Auckland University, Auckland, Netherlands

Improving disease research capability while reducing the number of laboratory animals used in testing and is not only possible; the two aims are synergistic. This paper evaluates how post-genomic Information Technology supports more cost-effective high-quality wet-lab research while reducing use of animals to manageable proportions. The paper demonstrates how this is achieved through tightening the loops between analysis and animal management, reducing “schedule 1” waste through process management, pre-emptive supply/demand analysis and reducing redundancy through secure collaboration. It also investigates the regulatory shifts that would allow such post-genomic technology to achieve maximum effectivity.

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