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​The Necessity of Lab Animal Testing

Animal testing has long been the backbone of scientific research. It is a widely accepted practice for testing the safety and efficacy of new drugs before implementing on human. This has resulted in massive breakthroughs in medicine and treatments and substantial improvements in the quality of life for people in both the developed and developing…
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Top 10 Cancer Treatment Breakthroughs of the 21st Century

Cancer, a class of disease that is characterized by abnormal cell growth, is no stranger to humanity. Researchers have long placed essential focus on studying and finding a cure for this complex and detrimental disease. According to the CDC, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the US, with an estimated 1,685,210 new…
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Are Mice the Best Choice in a Lab?

The Mus musculus has undoubtedly played an intimate role within the biomedical community. For nearly 60 years, rodents were the standard tool for experimentation and testing. In the modern era, it is only growing more rapidly. According to the American Antivivisection, as much as 95% of animals performed in experiments based in the US are…
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​Primer On Rodent Handling & Identification

Scientists and researchers frequently make use of animals as part of their studies, with rodents such as mice and rats comprising nearly 95% of choice in laboratory testing. This guide will provide an introduction to basic rodent handling strategies and identification techniques to determine the most effective method of practice for the laboratory's needs. General…
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Why Researchers Need to Control Genetic Contamination

Researchers take significant steps to limit errors during animal research. They carefully plan sample sizes and other elements of their study to ensure the most accurate results possible. Still, despite these efforts, data errors can still occur due to many factors. One common error source, the misapplication of mouse ear tags, is an obvious culprit.…
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Understanding the Definition Of Humane

It's time to rethink the definition of "humane" when talking about scientific research and lab animals. One of the most common critiques against animal testing is that the conditions are inadequate. In addition to being perceived as inhumane, opponents argue that poor conditions can alter important test results. Stress, in particular, can weaken an animal's…
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Tips On ​Creating A Humane Environment

There is no doubting the importance of animal research. A great many medical breakthroughs have relied on it. Nearly every Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine has made use of animal data for their research since 1901. Animals have similar organs, and suffer from similar ailments, making them useful for devising treatments that will eventually…
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WHAT ARE YOU WILLING TO COMPROMISE?

When conducting research, accurate data collection is crucial. Each wrong input can drastically alter procedures and testing for the worst, compromising the study. With over 100 million lab animals used each year in important research, the cost of a data error can be astronomical. There are several methods currently in use to properly identify each…
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​Undeniable Flaws With Common Lab Animal ID Methods

There are over fifty million lab mice used each year for various tests and studies. If you work in a lab, then you surely know how important it is to keep track of all these little creatures. The most common lab animal ID methods in recent years have been RFID tags and metal rings. Each…
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Welcome to RapID Lab’s New Website

You've come to the right place! For returning customers you may have noticed a new website! We have been busy making some changes to our look. Check back in the coming months for new user tools and product guides all focused on increasing your workflow efficiency. If there is something you don't see that would…
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