EpiSkin Biotech License helps China to Advance Cosmetics without Animal Testing

Knowledge Source Identification
Knowledge source name EpiSkin Biotech License helps China to Advance Cosmetics without Animal Testing
Owner/Developer Human Society International
Abbreviated owner HSI
Country United States of America
Languages English
URL http://www.hsi.org/news/press_releases/2014/10/episkin-china-biotech-license-100614.html
Contact email whiggins@hsi.org
Description Chinese authorities have granted a license for Shanghai EpiSkin Biotechnology Ltd to market its reconstructed human skin model. The development is hailed by Humane Society International’s China team as an important step towards enabling domestic cosmetics companies to replace animal tests with modern in vitro methods, and in so doing, take advantage of the very latest research technologies in product safety. Since China’s Food and Drug Administration introduced regulatory reforms in July, Chinese companies producing ordinary cosmetics no longer need to test finished products on animals, allowing for a substantial reduction in animal testing. The next step will be to increase the availability, uptake and acceptance of new in vitro technologies, and the licensing of EpiSkin marks an important step towards that goal.
Knowledge Source Category
Category Publication
Sub categories Press release
Knowledge Dissemination and Sharing
Dissemination channel Website, Social media
Targeted audience (specified/objective analysis) Scientists, Policy-makers, Regulators, Industry, Researchers, Students, General public, Educators
Users access Open access
Knowledge Characterization
3Rs relevance Replacement, Reduction
Purpose Documentation and information
Technology/Tools Alternative test methods (in vitro)