Animal Models

Brad H. Vale, John E. Willson, and Steven M. Niemi

Others chapters in this book address the variety and relative utility of research techniques used to study biomateriais in contact with live tissue, either in vitro or in vivo. Key underlying issues in the selection of and success with these techniques include:

Legal and humane aspects of laboratory animal procurement and use

Animal species differences for various physiological traits and responses

Regulatory and scientific considerations in the hierarchy of preclinical testing that precedes clinical testing in human patients.

These three topics are addressed in this chapter.

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