Regulatory use and routine production by type
Use of animals in procedures carried out with a view to satisfying legal requirements for producing, placing and maintaining products/substances on the market, including safety and risk assessment for food and feed. This includes tests carried out on products/substances for which no regulatory submission is ultimately made if those tests would have been included in a regulatory submission had a regulatory submission occurred (i.e. tests performed on those products/substances that fail to reach the end of the development process).
This also includes animals used in the manufacturing process of products if that manufacturing process requires regulatory approval (e.g. animals used in the manufacturing serum-based medicinal products should be included within this category).
The efficacy testing during the development of new medicinal products is excluded and should be reported under category "Translational and applied research".