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ORIP Publishes Third and Fourth Commentaries in Nature Lab Animal Series on SARS-CoV-2 Research Using Nonhuman Primate Models

Nonhuman Primate Models for SARS-CoV-2 Research

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has significantly increased demand for the nonhuman primate (NHP) research needed to develop vaccines and treatments for COVID-19. ORIP recently published commentaries in Nature Lab Animal on the potential role of cryopreservation in maintaining critical NHP models and enhancing the genetic diversity of colonies ( and on managing the demand for specific-pathogen-free NHPs ( Earlier commentaries addressed selecting the best NHP models (, as well as providing the biocontainment laboratories and skilled workforce that are essential to COVID-19 research in NHPs (