Looking to the Future

We are constantly searching for innovative approaches to reduce and replace animal studies in our research. Close cooperations with other companies and universities help us to achieve this goal. At the same time, our internal experts ensure that new scientific findings are spread within the organization and that all animal studies are compliant with our principles for animal studies.


What are “alternative methods” and what are the limitations?

These are study and test methods that involve fewer animals, or that dispense with the need for animals altogether. Bayer works actively to develop and use these alternative methods. The use of alternative methods is still limited because they are still not as informative as animal studies.

Why don’t scientists use alternative methods such as computer simulations more frequently?

Computer simulations are an integral part of most of our projects. They can simulate simple physiological processes within a specified framework. This can be very valuable, but they cannot yet completely replace animal studies.