Grifols recognizes the immense responsibility that accompanies the development and application of biotechnology used to develop our life-saving therapies. As we pursue novel science and technology to address unmet medical needs, we are committed to considering the ethical impact of our programs.
Grifols' bioethics principles guide the manner in which we conduct our research, development, production and delivery of our products. We are dedicated to preserving the safety and dignity of all the individuals who create and receive our life-saving therapies, from our employees to our patients to the clinical trial participants who help us assess the safety, tolerability and efficacy of our products.
Grifols is committed to protecting the safety of patients participating in clinical research conducted and sponsored by our company. All clinical research conducted by, or on behalf of, our company is performed in accordance with the standards established by the International Conference on Harmonisation Good Clinical Practice Guidelines (IHC GCP); the protection of human subjects under the Declaration of Helsinki; and applicable local laws and regulations. All medical information collected during clinical research is protected to maintain the confidentiality of participants.
The results of all clinical trials must be reported in a complete, balanced and accurate fashion, in accordance with Grifols USA Publications Guidelines.
Biomedical research utilizing animal models to test the effectiveness and/or safety of pharmaceuticals has been an indispensable component of advances in human and animal health for decades. Grifols is committed to the responsible use of purpose-bred laboratory animals when animal testing is necessary in order to bring new life-saving therapeutics to human patients. Whether animal studies are conducted at a Grifols facility, a university or a contract laboratory, our scientists work closely with regulatory agencies and the relevant IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) to ensure that the animals are utilized in the most responsible and humane manner. All the facilities we employ in the U.S. are certified by the AAALAC (Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care) or equivalent organization and have the highest accreditation possible for laboratories engaged in animal research.