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February 12, 2018

Latest News On Non-animal Testing Methods

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It may come as quite a surprise, but on average, humans purposely come into contact with at least 127 chemicals each day. These chemicals come from a wide variety of sources, including hair products, toothpaste, soaps, and more. What we need to be asking ourselves, though, is are these chemicals safe?

Thankfully, we have toxicologists who take on the responsibility of making sure the products we are using are in fact safe. The job of a toxicologist is to test

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January 10, 2018

Vegan and Cruelty-Free Cosmetics: Is There a Difference?

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Vegan and cruelty-free are two labels that get a great deal of attention by both the media and consumers. They often get used interchangeably, which can lead to confusion because one cannot necessarily be used for the other.

What is Vegan?

The “vegan” label is one of the most popular terms that consumers look for when they purchase products such as cosmetics. In 2017, vegan cosmetics sales jumped 100 percent with people aged 16 to 34 years of age noting

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January 10, 2018

The Importance of Testing Products for Skin Irritation Prior to Mass Production

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For your company, nothing is as important as the integrity of your product. This is especially true in skincare. Your customers want a product that delivers what it promises. They don’t want adverse side effects.

For your company, getting the right formula before mass production is a key to success. If you find out that there’s a high rate of toxicity or that consumers are having major issues with your product after the release, it’s difficult to recover from that type

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December 6, 2017

How to Create Customizable Solutions for Your Lab

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If a testing lab has its own personality and culture, then it needs solutions that reflect how the staff really functions from day to day. The more workarounds a lab creates, the more likely it is the lab will be losing time or money in the process. See how owners can better address the obstacles that stand in their way without compromising their accuracy, efficiency, or safety.

Problem: Assembly for Testing Takes Too Long

Depending on the number of procedures

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December 1, 2017

In Vitro Testing in China: A Brief Overview

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China recently made headlines when it opened a new laboratory that would use in vitro rather than animal testing to determine the safety of certain products, including cosmetics. They’ve also made a promise to explore in vitro for other testing facilities. The country is making these changes because the evidence that’s been presented to officials is irrefutable. In vitro testing is not only effective at determining safety for humans, it’s also cheaper and easier to perform than animal testing. See

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