Animal Testing

Adverse Outcome Pathways holding the key to regulatory hurdles?

Adverse Outcome Pathways holding the key to regulatory hurdles?

By Lucy Whitehouse

Following a successful in-cosmetics workshop on the regulatory issues facing the industry, Annelie Struessman of CONUSBAT, chair of the workshop, stopped off to give the Cosmetics Design team the low-down on what was discussed.

EC recommendation published for skin sensitivity test

EC recommendation published for skin sensitivity test

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The European Commission has published its recommendation of Givaudan’s assay for skin sensitivity testing which will, in turn, facilitate scientific discussions at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in view of developing...

Ban in place: 2013 a big year for animal testing

Ban in place: 2013 a big year for animal testing

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

It has been a busy twelve months for the cosmetics industry, and in Europe it was a big year concerning animal testing, so Cosmetics Design takes a look at some of the developments.

New “artificial skin” product launched

New “artificial skin” product launched

By Chris BARKER

Global technology company Greiner Bio-One is launching ThinCert cell culture inserts, a form of artificial skin which can be used as an alternative to animal testing.

Ceetox sees increase in EU interest since sweeping ban

Ceetox sees increase in EU interest since sweeping ban

By Michelle Yeomans

The organisation dedicated to the development of alternative methods for the industry have noted a major increase in interest from the EU on in vitro toxicity screening options since the sweeping ban came into force last month.

2013 sees Asia take strides towards eliminating animal testing

2013 sees Asia take strides towards eliminating animal testing

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

With less than a week to go until the ban on selling animal-tested cosmetics in the EU, it appears that it has influenced several markets in Asia, with Korea, India and Japan all seeing instances of following suit in 2013 so far.

CAAT-EU kicks off the year with new papers on toxicology testing

CAAT-EU kicks off the year with new papers on toxicology testing

By Michelle Yeomans

The Committee, known for promoting education in humane science, has published new papers on the ‘Integrated Testing Strategies for Safety Assessments’, which looks at the most up-to-date strategies in alternative toxicological testing.

Paul Mitchell pledge furthers Cruelty-Free campaign

Paul Mitchell pledge furthers Cruelty-Free campaign

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Cruelty Free International, the organization founded by the BUAV, has announced a new partnership with luxury hair care brand Paul Mitchell, with the latter pledging that its products will not be sold in China until the country changes its laws on animal...

Commissioner Designate receives backing over animal testing stance

Commissioner Designate receives backing over animal testing stance

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Tonio Borg, Commissioner Designate for the Health and Consumer Affairs portfolio has received backing from The European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE) and Humane Society International after announcing his position on animal testing.

China takes steps towards first ever non-animal test

China takes steps towards first ever non-animal test

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The Chinese government are taking steps towards accepting a non-animal test for cosmetics for the first time, after a PETA grant allowed the necessary research to develop a new toxicity test, and the necessary training was carried out in a Beijing university...

Co-op is the latest to sell its Avon shares due to animal testing policy

Co-op is the latest to sell its Avon shares due to animal testing policy

By Michelle Yeomans

As a result of its Sustainable Trust guidelines becoming more stringent, the Co-operative Asset Management Group has sold its entire holdings of Avon shares, as it says its policy conflicts with the recent revelation that Avon tests its cosmetics on animals.