The mice have entered Biotest Facility and we will take good care of them. They will have a health check every day and they’re caged in an enriched environment with hidings, bedding, nesting material, biting sticks and chow & water ad libitum. The cages are ventilated individually, and the temperature is maintained between 20 and 24° C.
All animal studies are conducted according to Danish legislation and specific licenses issued by the Animal Experiments Inspectorate. Prospective and retrospective assessment of the interventions will be obtained individually for each animal and reported. The routine assessment and handling of the animals will be conducted by technicians, who are continuously training the procedures and are under supervision of a dedicated veterinarian.
Biotest Facility is committed to continuous implementation of the principles of 3R, which stands for “Replacement”, “Reduction” and “Refinement”. Replacement entails that Biotest Facility is committed to replace experiments with conscious living organisms with insentient materials, e.g. cell cultures or animal organs, whenever possible. Reduction entails that Biotest Facility is committed to reducing the number of animals used in experiments by careful planning and development of our analytical procedures, to gain more scientific value from each animal. Refinement entails that Biotest Facility is committed to increase the quality and to decrease the severity of the procedures applied to the animals used in an experiment.