progress in defining the key role that laboratory animal models contribute to understanding the mechanisms of human disease and developing ways to improve human health—not only in the United States and Japan, but globally as well.
I again commend your efforts to further scientific progress through this exchange program, established many years ago by the governments of the United States and Japan. We must continue to safeguard our valuable and fragile laboratory animals by microbiologic monitoring for major infectious agents, improving diagnostic techniques for disease, training more pathobiologists, and developing more relevant databases and tools to mine data and increase access to information and other essential research resources. May our exchange today yield the knowledge needed to fulfill the world health promise of tomorrow.
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