Saturday, January 16, 2010

Technology Aims to Replace Animal Testing

U.S News and World Report has an interesting article about a new test designed to replace tests tests on mice and guinea pigs used to predict skin reactions from drugs and cosmetics.  The new test from the Hurel company uses human skin cells to simulate the body's allergic response to foreign chemicals.  According to the article the technology could eliminate the need for tens of thousands of test animals each year and could shave $100 million off the roughly $1 billion cost of developing a new drug.

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