SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

May 09, 2008 06:30 ET

Of Mice and Men and Medicine: Pharma-Bio Industry's Need for New Drugs Spurs Capital Investment to Produce Research Mice, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - May 9, 2008) - Reported by Annette Kreuger, Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- It is a topic that makes many squeamish and others enraged -- little white mice being bred in order to be used in the drug-development research process. Yet, these animals play an essential role in the evolution of bringing a drug to market, long before it reaches the drugstores. The mice used in medical research are bred for that purpose with dozens of factors included in their own development, all of which are geared to whatever the target disease and potential treatment require.

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