Biomedical Primate Research Centre

Animal models play an essential role in the development of new medicines, vaccines and therapies for the benefit of human health. Within animal models for biomedical research, non-human primates belong to a special group. The use of these highly developed animals needs specific attention. The use of animals in biomedical research raises concern by the general public, and when non-human primates are used this is even more so. Non-human primates are social animals and given their highly developed social behaviour and skills, the use of non-human primates in biomedical research raises ethical and practical issues. However, in the light of the current state of scientific knowledge, the use of non-human primates in scientific procedures is still necessary.


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