Preclinical Research: Translating Results from Mice to Humans
Published in Theories & Scenarios, Uncategorized.
All clinically approved therapeutics have passed through preclinical testing at some point. Drugs must be tested in animal subjects before human trials are conducted; the key is to translate those findings into meaningful results for patients. However, the success rate for new drugs tested in clinical trials remains extremely small.1 This waste of both time, money, and millions of animals has led scientists to develop a variety of programs and models to improve the success of translating results from the bench to the bedside.