loading

Blog

October 30, 2018

States that Ban Animal Testing in the Skincare Industry

Leave a Comment

Over the past 20 years, animal rights activists have accelerated the steady drumbeat of non-animal testing into measurable gains in culture and legislation. Although federal action on the topic in the United States is relatively stagnant, many states are now looking to completely ban animal testing for cosmetics.

The New York Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act, introduced in 2016 and 2017, has inspired similar legislation in Hawaii. State senator Mike Gabbard (D-HI) introduced the Hawaii Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act in 2017

Read More
September 18, 2018

The Most Effective Cost-Cutting Measure in Animal Testing Isn’t What You Think

Leave a Comment

Animal Testing as We Know It

Medical research relies heavily on animal testing to bring a medication to market. Before a drug can be approved for human use, it must go through the rigors of animal use to prove both its safety and efficacy. What’s more, many medications are administered in ways contrary to its intended use in order to develop safety warnings and side effect notices. While there are many instances where medical research simply cannot advance without the

Read More
September 10, 2018

No Time to Lose: How Animal Testing Alternatives Save Time

Leave a Comment

One of the biggest challenges cosmetic, pharmaceutical, or chemical manufacturers face is the time it takes to go from formulation of a product to the marketplace. Your lipstick, cleaning product or topical ointment may be poised to revolutionize its respective industry, but getting that product to market before your competitors will often determine its market share. You don’t want to rush a product to market without determining its safety. Not only is this practice unethical, having to recall a product

Read More
July 24, 2018

The Growing In Vitro Toxicology Testing Market: What Does This Mean for Animal Safety?

Leave a Comment

By the year 2022, the in vitro toxicology testing market is predicted to be worth approximately $8.74 billion. This represents a CAGR of 6.6%, starting from an industry that was worth $6.34 billion in 2017.

In vitro toxicology testing is experiencing this accelerated growth in part because of rising opposition to animal testing. In previous business generations, animal testing was considered the most cost-effective way to test for toxins in beauty products and other types of products. Today, this is

Read More
July 10, 2018

Ocular Testing with the Ocular Irritection® Assay System

Leave a Comment

The Invitro Irritection® Assay System measures a person’s eye sensitivity and irritation to chemicals or substances they may have been exposed to. Unlike most other types of testing, this system is in vitro, meaning it is done without animal testing. The results of this standardized test can be set up as a yes/no or pass/fail objective or as a quantitative measure. It works by using changes of relevant macromolecules to predict the ocular irritancy.
The test is made up

Read More