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Foundation for Biomedical Research

Animal testing

Main articles
Animal testing
Alternatives to animal testing
Testing on: invertebrates
frogs · primates
rabbits · rodents
Animal testing regulations
History of animal testing
History of model organisms
Laboratory animal sources
Pain and suffering in lab animals
Testing cosmetics on animals
Toxicology testing

Biomedical research
Animal rights · Animal welfare
Animals (Scientific Procedures)
Great ape research ban
International trade in primates

Brown Dog affair
Cambridge University primates
Pit of despair
Silver Spring monkeys
UCR 1985 laboratory raid
Unnecessary Fuss

Jackson Laboratory
Charles River Laboratories, Inc.
Covance · Harlan
Huntingdon Life Sciences
UK lab animal suppliers
Nafovanny · Shamrock

Americans for Medical Progress
Boyd Group · BUAV
Dr Hadwen Trust
Foundation for Biomedical
National Anti-Vivisection Society
New England Anti-Vivisection Society
PETA · Physicians Committee
for Responsible Medicine

Primate Freedom Project
Speaking of Research
Understanding Animal Research

Tipu Aziz · Michael Balls
Neal Barnard · Colin Blakemore
Simon Festing · Gill Langley
Ingrid Newkirk · Bernard Rollin
Jerry Vlasak · Syed Ziaur Rahman

Animal testing · Animal rights
Animal welfare

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The Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) is an

  • FBR website

External links

  1. ^ Foundation for Biomedical Research. "About FBR". Retrieved 2009-06-24. 
  2. ^ Sir John Vane. "Animal research and medical progress". 
  3. ^ About animal testing. "Scientists Against Animal Testing". 
  4. ^ The Society for Neuroscience. "Policies on the Use of Animals and Humans in Neuroscience Research". 
  5. ^ Ruesch, Hans (1989). 1000 Doctors (and many more) Against Vivisection. Civis/Civitas.  
  6. ^ Animal Experimentation Issues PCRM
  7. ^ "The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT)". Retrieved 2009-06-24. 
  8. ^ PETA. "Animals in Experimentation – Everybody Loses" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-06-24. 
  9. ^ 2005 Report on Enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act U.S. Department of Agriculture, Accessed 8 February 2008
  10. ^ The humane care and treatment of laboratory animals National Association of Biomedical Research, Accessed 8 February 2008
  11. ^ a b Trull, Frankie L.; Rich, Barbara A. (1999). "More Regulation of Rodents". Science 284 (5419): 1463.  
  12. ^ Rosenthal, N; Brown, S (2007). "The mouse ascending: perspectives for human-disease models.". Nature Cell Biology 9 (9): 993–9.  


See also

Since 1981, the FBR has monitored and analyzed the activities of animal rights organizations relating to researchers and institutions.

FBR publishes a subscriber-based daily news service called Total E-clips featuring biomedical research news, medical breakthroughs, political and legislative and activism news.

The Foundation for Biomedical Research conducts educational programs for the news media, teachers, students and parents, pet owners and other groups.


According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the total number of animals used in that country in 2005 was almost 1.2 million,[9] excluding rats and mice.[10][11] In the U.S., the numbers of rats and mice used is estimated at 20 million a year.[11] Other rodents commonly used are guinea pigs, hamsters, and gerbils. Mice are the most commonly used vertebrate species because of their size, low cost, ease of handling, and fast reproduction rate.[12] The Foundation advocates the highest quality of animal care and treatment, stating that the use of animals in research is a privilege, and that animals deserve our respect and the best possible care.

According to the Foundation for Biomedical Research, animal research has been responsible for every medical breakthrough over the past century, although this position has been disputed by some animal rights activists and organizations.[5][6][7][8] It cites animal research as leading to advances in antibiotics, blood transfusions, dialysis, organ transplantation, vaccinations, chemotherapy, bypass surgery, joint replacement, and methods for prevention, treatment, cure and control of disease, pain and suffering.

Some animal rights supporters believe that alternatives exist for animal models in research; however the vast majority of scientists believe that no adequate alternatives exist, and that there is little realistic argument about the critical role that animal studies have played in medical progress.[2][3][4]

Animal research

Since October 2008, Dr. Hiram C. Polk Jr. has served as chairman of FBR's board of governors. Dr. Polk succeeds the late Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, who was FBR’s chairman for nearly 25 years.

Board of governors


  • Board of governors 1
  • Animal research 2
  • Activities 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Its founding president is Frankie Trull.


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