Human skin grown in lab could be game-changer for cosmetic testing

Human skin grown in lab could be game-changer for cosmetic testing
 

A piece of skin about the size of your thumbnail can be printed in less than a minute, scientists in Singapore say, a game-changing step for the future of non-animal testing for cosmetics and other products.
Made up of skin cells from donors and collagen, the in-vitro skin has the same chemical and biological properties as human skin, says John Koh, lab manager at start-up DeNova Sciences, which is collaborating with Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University on the product.
‘We can see that the industry is moving towards animal-free testing,’ Koh told Reuters.
‘So we really want to offer... read more

 
17 November 2019 in Science &Technology, Views: 183
Source: Metro
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