The announcement of our new Ocular Irritection® test is a major breakthrough for all of us who want to see a world without animal testing.
Over recent years, the growing availability of in vitro testing services has been pivotal in preserving the lives of countless animals while simultaneously improving the accuracy and reliability of tests that humans rely on to be sure that products are safe.
However, the ongoing use of animal components in most of these tests compromises their human relevance and can affect the reproducibility of results — a factor that has not been generally considered until relatively recently.
That coupled with the increasing consumer demand for vegan goods means that our Ocular Irritection® test is therefore a real gamechanger. This is a test completely free of animal products that does not compromise on quality or safety – what this means for a range of industries from personal care to chemicals is hugely exciting.