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Microbial Status and Genetic Evaluation of Mice and Rats

Proceedings of the 1999 US/Japan Conference


Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-10: 0-309-07195-X


International standardization of rats was undertaken first by this US/Japan Cooperative Program and subsequently by the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS). These activities have reached a global scale with the ICLAS International Rat Genetic Nomenclature Committee, which met first in 1994 in Sapporo, Japan; second in 1996 in Toulouse, France; and third in 1998 in Halifax, Canada.

Recently, biotechnology has made remarkable progress using transgenic animals, and international collaborative studies have used these animals widely. International harmonization of drug safety data for new drug development is also under way. Therefore, international standardization of the quality of laboratory animals as tools for obtaining reproducible data has become even more important.


This study was supported by Grant No. N01-OD-4-2139 between the National Academies and the National Institutes of Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the project.

NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance.

Copyright © 2000, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK100284PMID: 22953361DOI: 10.17226/9987


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