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Human relevant science benefits humanity

by Kathy Archibald, Chair, Safer Medicines Trust

Coronavirus: we’ve never had a better opportunity to harness the power of human relevant approaches

Unprecedented research efforts are underway across the world to combat the covid-19 pandemic. Much of this work involves testing potential treatments or vaccines in various animal species, both for safety and effectiveness. What is the likelihood that these animal studies will help us to find a vaccine or treatment within the ambitious timescale of 12 to 18 months?

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