Progress in non-animal testing has seen significant acceleration over the past decade. Consumer pressure has led to a number of bans and restrictions on animal testing that have fuelled this explosion of activity, leading to technical advances and regulatory approvals that may have previously seemed impossible.
As an industry, we are on a continual journey to evolve more human-relevant science to ensure safe products, and to translate these technologies into practical, regulatory-compliant solutions. We are still a long way from our desired destination.
This talk will provide a concise overview of which non-animal safety tests have regulatory acceptance, as well as non-regulatory methods that can be used in weight-of-evidence approaches, providing valuable information for exposure-led risk assessment of consumer products.
Importantly, we’ll highlight where some key challenges remain. We’ll discuss how collaborative approaches are needed to overcome them, ensuring robust science to create safer-than-ever products, satisfy the regulators and meet the increasing ethical expectations of today’s global consumers.