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Hypercholesterolemic Hamster

A nutritional hamster model dedicated to cholesterol & lipoprotein metabolism studies

Key benefits

  • To select the best drug candidate in a very reproducible model with lipoprotein metabolism similar to humans (e.g.: high LDL-C levels and higher CETP activity)
  • To test the efficacy of novel drugs in a model validated with reference compounds

pharmacological validation

  • Positive reference compounds: fenofibrate, ezetimibe

Fact sheet

Hypercholesterolemic hamster


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