At NBR, our mission is to provide industry-leading, non-clinical research for targeted-delivery of drugs, biologics, gene/cell therapies, and medical devices
NBR will continue to expand its service offering, footprint, and staffing to accommodate targeted delivery to all major body systems.
NBR is driven by a culture of openness and respect. No ideas are discarded out of turn. We are inspired and powered by our wonder of science while recognizing the gravity of our research use in development of cures for treatment of unmet medical needs.
Current regulations require testing in animal models to identify any potential health or safety risks to the general public before any drug or therapy is brought to market. Thus, the use of animals in research is currently an essential and mandatory component of the drug discovery process and has contributed to nearly every medical breakthrough in recent history, including treatments for AIDS, cancer, and heart disease.
Of utmost importance, NBR Labs adheres to both the spirit and letter of a stringent regulatory environment that ensures responsible, ethical, and humane treatment. We supplement this stringent compliance environment with adherence to the “3Rs”:
Replacement alternatives: methods which permit a given purpose to be achieved without conducting procedures on animals
Reduction alternatives: methods for obtaining comparable levels of information from the use of fewer animals in scientific procedures, or for obtaining more information from the same number of animals
Refinement alternatives: methods which alleviate or minimize potential pain, suffering or distress, and which enhance animal well-being
There are currently no alternatives acceptable to regulatory authorities that fully replace animal research, and until such a time comes, we will continue to care for our animals with the utmost respect and concern for their humane and ethical treatment.
NBR works with a number of independent nonprofit organizations and foundations dedicated to the development and support of best practices in animal research.
American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care is a voluntary accrediting organization that assists institutions in enhancing the quality of research, testing, and education by promoting humane and responsible research animal care and use. This is done through independent assessments on participating institutions and accreditation of those that meet or exceed applicable standards.
The National Centre for the Replacement Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research collaborates with scientists and organizations, both nationally and internationally, to support the discovery and adoption of predictive, reproducible, and cost-effective alternatives to the use of animals. The organization also works to improve standards where animal use is necessary, optimizing study model selection and design, and minimizing laboratory animal suffering.
Americans for Medical Progress is an organization dedicated to protecting current and future investment in biomedical research with a focus on public outreach and providing news and information analysis to build understanding and appreciation for necessary and humane animal research.
The Foundation for Biomedical Research creates and provides resources to be a voice for ethical animal research, as well as facilitate communication and assistance between the research community and government and public officials.
The American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine works to advance the humane care and use of laboratory animals through the certification and education of veterinary specialists, as well as professional development and research support.
The European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine works to further scientific progress and competency in laboratory animal medicine by providing comprehensive education and training to veterinarians. ECLAM assists its graduates in collaborating in all areas of Biomedical Research to improve the lives of the animals which are fundamental to the acquisition of scientific evidence.
The States United for Biomedical Research is a network of nonprofit associations who work to promote health through science and education. SUBR builds to promote public understanding of and support for biomedical research, including the humane care and use of research animals.
The National Association for Biomedical Research provides a unified voice for the scientific community in legislative and regulatory agencies affecting laboratory animal research.