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Using non-animal approaches for the assessment of nanomaterials

Albino ratRead our latest Nanopinion guest column from Dr Monita Sharma and Dr Andreas Stucki from Peta International Science Consortium Ltd. (PISC) who talk about alternatives to animal testing for nanomaterials.

"As the number of different types of nanomaterials introduced to the global market grows, the likelihood of human exposure to them increases, leading to testing requests from regulatory agencies that often include tests on animals. Since animal tests are associated with ethical issues, are costly and time-consuming, and have limited relevance to humans, many agencies are moving towards using non-animal methods to fulfil regulatory requirements."

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