Harnessing human skin models for drug development
In the US, animal testing conducted by pharma companies is legal and required by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before a new therapy can advance to human clinical trials and ultimately receive approval. However, six US states and the entire EU have banned animal testing for cosmetic use. The Environmental Protection Agency said by 2025 it will cut funding for mammalian experiments in half and that it will eliminate all mammal testing for the approval of new chemicals by 2035.
Our mission is to demonstrate that human skin models are more accurate, predictive and ethical compared with animal models.Pascal Descargues, CEO at Genoskin