First Drug to Use No Animal Testing Submitted for FDA Approval
Good news! Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed a new drug testing it on chip that contains human tissue. This is a stark contrast from the usual testing methods that have traditionally utilized animal testing on mice, rabbits, or primates. The cancer therapy drug has now been submitted to the FDA for approval, marking a first for such a process. The drug aims to combat kidney damage in patients who are taking cancer fighting drugs like cisplatin or cyclosporin – which typically result in some weakening of the kidneys.
In somewhat related news, China has decided to no longer require animal testing on imported cosmetic products, finally opening their market for more animal-friendly goods.
Source: IFL Science