L'Oreal is 3D printing human skin to test cosmetics

Knowledge Source Identification
Knowledge source name L'Oreal is 3D printing human skin to test cosmetics
Owner/Developer Wired Magazine
Country United Kingdom
Languages English
URL http://www.wired.co.uk/article/loreal-3d-printing-skin
Description Beauty brand L'Oreal is 3D printing human skin tissue in order to test cosmetics. The company has partnered with bioprinting specialist Organavo, which can produce living human tissues that mimics the form and function of native tissues in the body, citing "boundless" potential for new types of tests.
Knowledge Source Category
Category Publication
Sub categories Press release
Knowledge Dissemination and Sharing
Dissemination channel Audio / Video, Social media
Targeted audience (specified/objective analysis) Industry, General public, Scientists
Users access Open access
Knowledge Characterization
3Rs relevance Replacement
Purpose Toxicological and safety evaluation, Method development
Legislative framework Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009
Technology/Tools 3D printing, Alternative test methods (in vitro), Tissue engineering