Animals in Research

Mice in Vaccine Research

Location: France
Group: Rodents
Species: Mouse
Research Areas: Vaccine development

Mice are the most common species involved in vaccine research. Of course, a mouse is not a human, but researchers are very familiar with the mouse immune system, which allows them to study the strengths and weaknesses of infectious diseases in order  to develop effective immunization strategies. Thanks to mice, countless vaccines have been developed to prevent infections in toddlers, adults and seniors alike.