Non-animal testing strategy approved by OECD

Non-animal testing strategy approved by OECD
In a world first, toxicology testing sans animal testing has been approved by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). 
 In a joint effort from BASF and Givaudan, three alternative strategies have been developed to predict whether a substance will cause allergic reactions in the skin of humans. 
 “We have taken a big step forward. Now we can also use alternative methods to answer more complex toxicological questions without animal testing,” said Dr Robert Landsiedel, Vice President, Special Toxicology, BASF. 
 In addition to this non-animal testing strategy, another method has received OECD approval. The Kinetic Direct Peptide Reactivity Assay allows researchers to predict how intense an allergic reaction will be. 
 For more information on these strategies, click here.
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