Recent in Animal Alternatives (page 2 of 5)
Jul 23, 2013
Alternative test methods have the potential to reduce animal testing; however, the extent to which in vitro methods can be replaced is questionable. This article summarizes validated alternatives to test the safety of cosmetic ingredients. It also illustrates how great a challenge it is to devise a proper alternative method.
Jul 12, 2013
Nowadays, however, personal care has evolved even further to encompass the root of human being-ethics and morals, where the purchase of a personal care item relates to one’s concern about the environment and animal welfare. But the involvement of ethics does not just apply to the consumers using the products; it applies to scientists conducting safety studies.
Apr 19, 2013
The Hurel Corp. has developed a microfluidic, non-animal alternative to the LLNA and it has partnered with L’Oréal to make this approach a reality—in the form of a chip.
Apr 12, 2013
Researchers from the University of Aveiro, the University of Coimbra and the University Hospital of Coimbra have developed a dendritic cell-based test for skin sensitizers that can serve as an alternative to animal testing.
Nov 20, 2012
Cosmetics Europe recently urged the industry to oppose the appointment of Tonio Borg as Health Commissioner, as his "commitment to conclude the introduction of the March 2013 [animal testing] ban without addressing scientific reality or consumer needs is a great concern."
Sep 11, 2012
Experience the unmatched predictability of Strat-M membrane—a synthetic, non-animal based model* for transdermal diffusion testing that is predictive of diffusion in human skin without lot-to-lot variability, safety and storage limitations.
Jul 16, 2012
The National Toxicology Program Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM) is looking for scientific experts and data for a scientific review panel.
Jul 3, 2012 | Stewart J. Lebrun, Lebrun Labs, CA USA
The testing of personal care products for ocular irritancy ensures their safety, proper labeling and consumer satisfaction. In relation, there is a current demand for animal-alternative tests. Thus, described here is a method using synthetic tissue to test for mild, moderate and severe ocular irritation, including data validating this method as an effective means to screen products.
Mar 12, 2012
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and global cosmetic manufacturer L’Oréal announced a research collaboration to develop animal-alternative toxicity tests to ensure product safety.
Feb 20, 2012
The Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM) has recommended a non-animal test method to identify estrogen agonist and antagonist activity. In addition to recommending the test, ICCVAM also found the method to provide a number of benefits over the method currently employed in the United States.
Dec 7, 2011
NIEHS and NICEATM invite public comments that can be considered by the ICCVAM and the agencies' program offices in updating the NICEATM-ICCVAM 2008-2012 Five-Year Plan to develop the 2013-2017 Five-Year Plan.
Mar 4, 2011
Safety Evaluation Ultimately Replacing Animal Testing (SEURAT), a research initiative funded by the European Union's Health Programme and Colipa, has gotten underway with a kick-off meeting, held March 1-3, 2011, in Cascais, Portugal.