On Mar 26, 2012 the first standardization workshop for animal models in Experimental Arthritis took place. The workshop was organized by the Karolinska Institutet (KI) and involved BTCure partners from academia and industry from all over Europe. Additionally, external speakers from the US, China and Germany were invited to consider a broad input and seek international recognition beyond the BTCure network and consortium. For the first time, key opinion leaders in the field of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) were meeting to build a critical mass of experts to discuss the standardization of rodent RA models and related work, the advantages and disadvantages of various models, as well as the correlation of different models with actual human disease subtypes.
Please click to read the summary from the workshop.