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."