A Comparative & Translational Research Network
Pet dogs and other companion animals experience many of the same diseases and medical problems as people. With pets living in closer relationship to their owners, there existed an opportunity for pets to improve human health research while benefiting from access to cutting edge medical care.
Leveraging naturally occurring disease in client owned companion animals, and employing those models in a new integrated research infrastructure and clinical trials process, could radically expedite the development and approval of human healthcare interventions and save billions of research dollars. Both pets and people are exposed to the same environmental factors, providing a more holistic discovery process with many advantages over the traditional use of laboratory animals in a controlled environment.