New "skin" made from donors and collagen could offer solution to make animal testing redundant

Scientists at a new start-up say they could create skin from donors and collagen that would then be used for cosmetics testing.

John Koh, lab manager at Singapore-based DeNova Sciences, believes they could eliminate animal testing with the breakthrough method.

A thumbnail-size piece of skin can be printed in less than a minute by the start-up which is working with Nanyang Technological University.

Koh told Reuters:

"We can see that the industry is moving towards animal-free testing.
"So we really want to offer a solution to testing on the skin without using animal or human skin."

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