30 Jan '16, 3pm

Humane animal testing startup helps sick pets and maybe human lives, too

Humane animal testing startup helps sick pets and maybe human lives, too

Say your beloved beagle, Byron, has glaucoma. Or Emma, your much adored calico cat, has Type 2 diabetes . They’re family members. You’d do anything for them. But you’re staring at a fortune in veterinarian bills . Unfortunately, this is the excruciating reality for millions of pet owners. But what if you could get Byron and Emma much needed cutting-edge care for free, prevent millions of lab animals from dying each year as test subjects in clinical trials, and help sick humans, all at the same time? That’s the vision of Ben Lewis, a University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) and Wharton School student and former Olympic kayak team captain, and his business partner and wife, Christina Lopes, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. Their startup, The One Health Company , aims to reinvent how medical treatments are developed and delivered to both ...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/family/pets/stories/humane-animal-test...

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