Laboratory Animal and Comparative Medicine ›› 2023, Vol. 43 ›› Issue (5): 492-503.DOI: 10.12300/j.issn.1674-5817.2023.134

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Evolution and Prospects of Laboratory Animal Management: A Case Study of Shanghai's Development in the Past Decade

Yong ZHAO()()   

  1. Shanghai Laboratory Animal Research Center, Shanghai 201203, China
  • Received:2023-09-26 Revised:2023-10-18 Online:2023-10-25 Published:2023-11-01
  • Contact: Yong ZHAO


There are differences in historical and cultural beliefs, development history, and levels of technological development among different countries and regions around the world. However, they have all established corresponding laboratory animal management systems that are suitable for their national conditions. In 2001, the Ministry of Science and Technology, together with six other ministries, jointly issued the administrative licensing system for experimental animals, which was an innovative measure in China's specialized management system for experimental animals.The State Administration for Market Regulation and the National Standards Committee, based on the welfare of experimental animals and the needs of scientific research, have formulated a series of national standards for laboratory animals, and the local experimental animal management institutions, experimental animal quality testing unit and professional training base have also been established, which provide a strong guarantee for the rapid and healthy development of experimental animal science. This paper reviews the development of experimental animal management in Shanghai in the past ten years, reflects the evolution of national experimental animal management in recent years, points out the weak links in the development process, and puts forward suggestions for the innovation and development of experimental animal work.

Key words: Laboratory animals, Historical evolution, Work development, Shanghai

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