Vical Incorporated is on the Cruelty Free Investing list for exploiting animals because the company does animal testing for some of their medical analysis and biological research.
Vical’s Vice President of Vaccine Research. “We were the first company to produce a vaccine against H1N1 swine-origin influenza during the 2009 outbreaks, and were able to initiate animal testing within two weeks of the influenza virus gene sequence selection.
“The ongoing H1N1 influenza outbreaks remain a focal point of international discussions regarding the need for and feasibility of producing an H1 vaccine,” said Vijay B. Samant, Vical’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We have already demonstrated the speed of our technology by producing an H1 vaccine and initiating animal testing while others are still assessing the situation”
Vical Incorporated researches and develops biopharmaceutical products based on its deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) delivery technologies for the prevention and treatment of life-threatening diseases. [Source: Reuters]
Company website: http://www.vical.com