Animal Rights

UK scientists ‘XCellR8’ alternative testing method developments

UK scientists ‘XCellR8’ alternative testing method developments

By Michelle Yeomans

As the cosmetics industry strives to develop safer and more efficient alternative methods to animal testing, UK scientists have found a way to isolate human cells taken from skin samples and grow them in their lab to carry out irritation tests.

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.

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...

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