25 Nov '17, 12pm

3D-Printed Human Skin Models Will Help End Animal Testing #care2

3D-Printed Human Skin Models Will Help End Animal Testing #care2

Carolina Catarino is a young Brazilian scientist who just won a Lush Prize for improving lab-grown skin models. When Carolina Catarino was a teenager, she wanted to be a fashion designer. But her parents, living in the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba, told her she had to complete a university degree before heading off to fashion school. Catarino began a bio-engineering degree, and soon found herself doing an internship at L’Oréal in Paris, testing cosmetics on lab-grow skin models. The work was thrilling, since she realized she could be in the fashion world as a scientist, which felt like a perfect fit. (And her parents were happy.) Catarino told me this story over lunch in London, England, this past week. She was one of eight recipients of a Young Researchers Award, each worth £10,000, which is part of the 2017 Lush Prize awarded by Lush Cosmetics for innovations in t...

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