Alternatives to Animal Studies

The alternative to animal testing as a method has gained prominence over last few years, primarily due to ethical concerns that have led to formulation of new legislation in various countries. Animal testing involves replacing conventional test methods on animals with alternative non-animal systems as in-vitro, in-silico, cell cultures and many more.

At VIMTA, we have deployed several alternatives to animal studies, to ensure that your products comply with defined ethical norms. Our test offerings include:

  • In silico – QSAR
  • ADME studies
  • Cytotoxicity
  • Phototoxicity/Photo mutagenicity
  • Dermal absorption studies
  • Skin irritation and skin corrosion
  • Sensitisation (DPAR assay)
  • Murine local lymph node assay