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23 - 02 - 2018

Animal experimentation: a video interview on

Xavier Montagutelli from the Pasteur Institute responds in a video to questions about animal experimentation., the International Journal of Medicine, asked questions about animal experimentation to Xavier Montagutelli, research director and director of the animal facility at the Institut Pasteur in Paris.



In this article posted on February 20th, Xavier Montagutelli answers with clarity, precision and examples to all the questions of about :

  • - the contributions of animal experimentation to research
  • - the numbers, rules, and the role of ethics committees
  • - the impact of the regulations in place on research
  • - the suffering from animals
  • - activism
  • - the limits of "animal models"
  • - and the alternatives to come.


The articles of are generally intended for professionals, doctors. Here everyone, professional or non-professional, will find simple, precise and clear answers to the questions raised by this subject.