New Technology Replicates the Liver and Could Stop Animal Testing

By: Michael Hemsworth - Feb 3, 2016
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Many consumers would prefer that their favorite brands stop animal testing, so research out of the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy will come as welcome news.

The new technology aims to replicate the liver environment to help do away with animal testing yet still maintain stringent laboratory testing for new products. Being that the liver is the organ required to remove toxins from the body, the new technology shows promise for offering an alternative to cruel testing technologies.

The incorporation and growth of liver cells requires a bioreactor that places the cells into separate wells. From here, certain ingredients could be introduced to weigh the reaction they could have if presented into the human system.

With brands looking to become more conscientious to win the approval of consumers, this new technology could revolutionize how we think about lab testing.