3D-printing human skin: The end of animal testing?

Knowledge Source Identification
Knowledge source name 3D-printing human skin: The end of animal testing?
Owner/Developer The Christian Science Monitor
Country United States of America
Languages English
URL http://www.csmonitor.com/Technology/2015/0519/3D-printing-human-skin-The-end-of-animal-testing
Description The era of animal testing may be coming to an end. French beauty conglomerate L’Oreal announced a partnership with bioprinting company Organovo, setting the stage for using 3D-printed human skin to evaluate cosmetics. The collaboration could pave the way both for bioprinting on a commercial scale, and for animal-free testing across a number of industries.
Knowledge Source Category
Category Publication
Sub categories Press release
Knowledge Dissemination and Sharing
Dissemination channel Website
Targeted audience (specified/objective analysis) General public
Users access Open access
Knowledge Characterization
3Rs relevance Replacement
Purpose Documentation and information
Technology/Tools Alternative test methods (in vitro), 3D printing, Tissue engineering