Research and analysis

Animal usage in QC tests for batch release of immunological products

Report on animal usage in quality control tests for the batch release of immunological veterinary medicinal products 2007 to 2012.


Animal usage in quality control tests for the batch release of Immunological Veterinary Medicinal Products via the UK 2007 to 2012

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The VMD undertook a review of the numbers of animals used by manufacturers in the quality control testing of batches of veterinary vaccines and other veterinary biological products (such as diagnostic products) released for marketing within Europe. These batches have been released for use through the UK batch release authority between 2007 and 2012. The findings have been published in a report.

The report summary identifies key areas of improvement made and those on-going.

Published 31 May 2014