Notes in the Category of C - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128050705

Notes in the Category of C

1st Edition

Reflections on Laboratory Animal Care and Use

Authors: Steven Niemi
Paperback ISBN: 9780128050705
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st October 2017
Page Count: 304
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Notes in the Category C: Reflections on Laboratory Animal Care and Use, written by one of the leaders in laboratory animal science, addresses how to improve laboratory animal care and use while also characterizing the current state of the industry and speculating on its long-term future.

The proper care and use of lab animals is critically important to scientists and those who depend on data generated from those animals, such as physicians, patients and their families, consumers, federal and non-profit research funding entities, health advocacy organizations, the FDA, EPA, and other regulatory approval agencies, and companies that invest billions of R&D dollars for creating new diagnostics, drugs, vaccines, and medical devices. This publication offers analysis from someone who has spent a lot of time in the trenches, also presenting new approaches to produce further advances in the field.

Key Features

  • Offers an open dialogue about problems and issues in laboratory animal science
  • Discusses various approaches to making laboratory animal science programs more cost-effective
  • Presents new frameworks for lab animal medicine that may advance better veterinary care and more informative animal models than currently available


Researchers and professionals engaged in lab animal care and use, including veterinarians, animal care givers, scientists and lab technicians, research administrators and executives, regulators and commercial vendors who serve this industry

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Lab Animal Care Today and Tomorrow

3. Comparative Medicine

4. Comparative Management

5. Comparative Ethics


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About the Author

Steven Niemi

Steve Niemi is Director, Office of Animal Resources, Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences. With over 35 years experience in biomedical research and commercial biotechnology, he has held senior management positions in contract drug and device development, biotech start-ups in human gene therapy and food animal genomics, and laboratory animal care and assurance.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Office of Animal Resources, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, USA