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Your Partner in Animal Care

Medical advances and therapies that change the lives of people and animals alike depend on animal research. We are committed to improving quality of life for all patients and our animal partners in research by ensuring the highest possible standards of animal welfare and care.  At MPI Research, animal welfare means more than good nutrition and a clean and safe environment. By following the five freedoms of animal welfare, we are on the leading edge of industry standards and continue striving to make further advancements each day. We embrace the concept that good animal welfare is also good science; by achieving animal welfare goals, we are providing Sponsors and regulatory agencies with reliable, high-quality data.

Breakthrough medicine is an asset in therapeutic developments from the battle against cancer to prosthetics that make healing and movement possible again, we depend on animal research to aid us in making the quality of life better for both humans and animals. We are committed to improving the quality of life, while ensuring the highest possible standards of animal welfare.

The Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare

  • Freedom from hunger and thirst – by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigor.
  • Freedom from discomfort – by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area.
  • Freedom from pain, injury or disease – by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment.
  • Freedom to express normal behavior – by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal’s own kind.
  • Freedom from fear and distress – by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering.

We embrace the concept that good animal welfare is also good science; by achieving animal welfare goals, we are providing Sponsors and regulatory agencies with reliable, high-quality data.

Compliance

  • Direct engagement in the Animal Care Program by MPI Research management
  • USDA registered and compliant with the Animal Welfare Act (AWA)
  • Assurance of Compliance with the Public Health Service Policy for the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (PHS/OLAW Assurance)