Li Feng, The research monkeys ‘Made in China’
Hubei Tian Qin Company produces macaques for use in research experiments. Strict management of the 700 monkeys in the facility provides standardised research monkeys that can replicate accurate, true effects in the experiments that they are used for. The monkeys share 96% of their genes with humans, making them suitable for drug research establishing potentially carcinogenic, pathogenic, teratogenic, toxic, mutagenic, disabling or fatal side effects. 100,000 monkeys are provided for laboratory use to the United States, Great Britain, Japan and other countries, predominantly from suppliers in China, India, and other Asian countries with low production costs.