Comparative Medicine

Last changed: 21 November 2023


Description of the field

Comparative medicine includes experimental medicine using animal models for translational and biomedical research to advance biological and medical knowledge. The aim is to better understand and treat or prevent human and animal diseases. Laboratory animal medicine includes the knowledge of laboratory animals and their use in research, their biology, care, handling, diseases, anesthesia, pain relief, experimental techniques, genetics and ethical considerations in their use and the legislation regulating it.

Current research

  • Animal welfare
  • Anaesthesia
  • Analgesia
  • Technical development
  • Transplantation and coagulation research, material development in orthopaedics in collaboration with Uppsala University and Karolinska Institutet.
SVA, UU, LU, KI/KS and EU cooperation (many participating countries): research in e.g. transplantation medicine, coagulation, regenerative orthopaedic medicine.

Research comparative medicine