Benefits of Biomedical ResearchHow Have You Benefited from Biomedical Research?
Nearly every medicine, medical device, surgical procedure and therapy we have today has depended on animal testing and research. Animal research is one of the first steps in medical discovery.
Animal studies have provided the scientific knowledge that allows physicians and other health care providers to improve lives for people and animals by preventing and treating diseases and disorders and by easing pain and suffering. Knowledge gained from animal research has contributed to a dramatically extended human life span, which has increased from 47 years in 1900 to 78.8 years today. Part of this increase can be attributed to improved sanitation and better hygiene, but a significant portion of this longevity is a result of medical advances made possible in part from animal research.
Watch the video below to hear from some of the country’s leading scientists and medical experts who talk about why animal testing and research is critical for medical progress and the advancement of both human and animal health.