RTI Surgical is on the Cruelty Free Investing list for exploiting animals because the company does animal testing for some of their medical research and development.
The company stated in the following document that they conduct pre-clinical trials of their drugs on animals.
“The biomechanical properties of the proposed and predicate devices were evaluated in a series of in vitro tests and implantation in an animal model.” Read the full document
RTI Surgical Holdings, Inc., incorporated on April 25, 2000, is engaged in producing orthopedic and other surgical implants that repair and promote the natural healing of human bone and other human tissues. The Company uses natural tissues, metals and synthetics process to produce its products. The Company’s business primarily consists of over six categories, such as spine, sports medicine, ortho fixation, bone graft substitutes and general orthopedic (BGS and general orthopedic), dental and surgical specialties. [Source: Reuters]
Company Website: http://www.rtix.com