28 Apr '14, 1pm

New Lab Grown Skin Might Put a Stop to Animal Testing

New Lab Grown Skin Might Put a Stop to Animal Testing

Because the discovery is almost identical to human skin, scientists may no longer find a need to subject barbaric experiments on animals. “Our new method can be used to grow much greater quantities of lab-grown human epidermal equivalents, and thus could be scaled up for commercial testing of drugs and cosmetics,” said Dr. Dusko Ilic , leader of the team at King’s College London, in a statement. “Human epidermal equivalents representing different types of skin could also be grown, depending on the source of the stem cells used, and could thus be tailored to study a range of skin conditions and sensitivities in different populations,” he added.

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2014/04/28/new-lab-grown-skin-mig...

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