Inspection finds no non-compliant items

Aug. 23, 2016

A recent review by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) found no non-compliant items during a routine unannounced inspection of Princeton University's animal research program on Aug. 4 and 5, 2016.

Princeton’s animal research program contributes significantly to advancing the frontiers of knowledge and to saving, improving and prolonging the lives of humans and animals. It does so while upholding the highest standards of regulatory compliance and of humane and responsible treatment of animals. Animals are used in research only when no alternatives exist to address specific scientific questions.

Potential benefits from Princeton’s animal research include an improved understanding of cancer, infectious diseases, neurological disorders, spinal cord injuries, basic biological and behavioral processes, and the development of new medicines, devices and other treatments.

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