Scientists find alternative to animal testing
Published Date: 04 June 2010
A GROUP of leading international scientists are developing a "test-tube gut and liver" as an easier, more convenient and ethically sound alternative to animal testing.
The project, called InLiveTox, will be discussed at a major international nanotoxicology conference at Edinburgh Napier University this week named Nanotoxicology 2010.
The three-year £2 million project brings together leaders in
nanotoxicology from around the world, including Edinburgh Napier, to develop a way of testing the
toxicity of tiny ingested particles that doesn't rely on animals. Instead,
the "test-tube gut and liver" will emulate the response of cells and