The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) will expand its international outreach program having recognised the need to drive regulatory change in those countries that still require animal testing for cosmetic and personal care products.
The European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE) has issued a statement suggesting that the European Commission is likely to propose an exemption to the animal testing ban for products that contain "significant added value".
As the search to find testing methods without the use of animals continues, a group of scientists in Sweden have developed a unique test method that enables graded results to be obtained using cultured skin cells.
The Washington based doctors group Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is reacting to fears that the upcoming marketing ban of animal-tested cosmetics is in jeopardy by today delivering to the commission’s Brussels headquarters nearly 25,000...
The European Commission has presented its yearly report to the European Parliament and Council highlighting the development of alternative methods to animal testing in cosmetics, but is yet to confirm the full marketing ban will be implemented by 2013.
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published its latest report on alternative methods to animal testing and concluded that it may take years for non-animal testing to become fully available.