Vegan Nugget #19: Animal Testing Part Four: Alternatives
since the last nugget on how animal testing kills humans, i’ve had several inquiries about what viable alternatives are. animal testing isn’t just dangerous for humans, completely ineffective in creating any scientifically viable results, and totally driven by greed, but it’s also not the only option.
alternatives to animal testing include sophisticated tests using human cells and tissues (also known as in vitro methods), advanced computer-modeling techniques (often referred to as in silico models), and studies with human volunteers.
these and other non-animal methods are not hindered by species differences that make applying animal test results to humans difficult or impossible, and they usually take less time and money to complete.
John Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing
Other Centers for Alternatives
Harvard’s Wyss Institute Organs on Chips Info
And here too
Royal Society of Chemistry’s “Lab on a Chip” Journal
Artery On A Chip Article Shown: Lab Chip, 2010, 10, 2341
Artery On A Chip Video Shown: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATwEGKlHwK8
Wyss Institute Organ On A Chip Footage
Gut On A Chip Article Shown: Integr Biol (Camb). 2013 Sep;5(9):1130-40. doi: 10.1039/c3ib40126j.
CeeTox Skin Irritation Test Info
EpiDerm Data Sheet
European Union Reference Laboratory for alternatives to animal testing
In Silico Article
Second In Silico Article
QSARs- Did not have time to cover these. Here is a PDF with some info on them
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