Cerulean Pharma Inc. is on the Cruelty Free Investing use of animals list because they conduct Pre-clinical studies of their drugs on animals to assess a product’s safety profile.
The following article mentions that company uses animals for testing their drugs. “In preclinical studies, CRLX301 delivers up to 10 times more docetaxel into tumors, compared to an equivalent milligram dose of commercially available docetaxel and was similar to or better than docetaxel in seven of seven animal models, with a statistically significant survival benefit seen in five of those seven models.” Read the full article.
Cerulean Pharma, Inc. is a clinical-stage, oncology-focused company, which provides proprietary Dynamic Tumor Targeting Platform to develop differentiated therapies. It specializes in the design and development of nanopharmaceuticals. Cerulean’s nanopharmaceuticals are drug-containing nanoparticles designed and optimized to enhance therapeutic agents, ranging from small molecules to therapeutic peptides and RNAi molecules. The company was founded by Alan L. Crane and Ram Sasisekharn on November 28, 2005 and is headquartered in Waltham, MA. [Source: MarketWatch]
Company Website: http://ceruleanrx.com