Recently Lucas Noldus was interviewed for a technology feature in Nature; “Inside the minds of mice and men” by Monya Baker.
It has been an issue in scientific research for years and years, yet it does not seem to get old. And it should not. Animal welfare and ethics in animal testing.
Zebrafish is the new rat. Or mouse. More and more rodents in the lab are being replaced by these nifty little striped fish. They are easy to maintain, reproduce and develop rapidly.
In northern Norway, pest species such as the blowfly (Calliphora vicina) cause great economic losses in the fish industry. These insects lay their eggs in high quality stockfish which is hung out to dry in the open air.
Noldus provides many solutions for research on the behavior of both animals and humans. On occasion, a Noldus solution is used for both animal and human research at the same time.
Noldus Information Technology joins the new research consortium NeuroBasic PharmaPhenomics (www.neurobasic.nl) in their efforts to develop new drug discovery strategies in both neurology and psychiatry.