Animal Testing

EC and ECHA announce clarity on REACH and the Cosmetics Regulation

EC and ECHA announce clarity on REACH and the Cosmetics Regulation

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The European Commission, in cooperation with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), has clarified the relationship between the marketing ban and the REACH information requirements after there was confusion over whether animal testing can take place.

Artificial micro-humans could spell the end of animal testing

Artificial micro-humans could spell the end of animal testing

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Germany-based company TissUse has showcased its new artificial micro-human platform which enables the testing of drugs or chemicals on a set of miniaturized human organs emulating the biology of the human organism at the smallest possible biological scale.

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.

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