Looking to the Future

We are constantly searching for innovative approaches to reduce and replace animal studies in our research. Close cooperations with other companies and universities help us to achieve this goal. At the same time, our internal experts ensure that new scientific findings are spread within the organization and that all animal studies are compliant with our principles for animal studies.

Promoting Alternative Methods

Discover how our own commitment and collaborations with others help us to find innovative methods to reduce the number of animal studies.

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Realizing Our Principles

Our animal welfare experts are involved in every animal study at Bayer. Find out what we do to ensure that our animal tests are based on the latest scientific findings and comply with laws and our principles.

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About the Research

What are “alternative methods” and what are the limitations?

These are study and test methods that involve fewer animals, or that dispense with the need for animals altogether. Bayer works actively to develop and use these alternative methods. The use of alternative methods is still limited because they are still not as informative as animal studies.

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Why don’t scientists use alternative methods such as computer simulations more frequently?

Computer simulations are an integral part of most of our projects. They can simulate simple physiological processes within a specified framework. This can be very valuable, but they cannot yet completely replace animal studies.

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