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Cosmetic Animal Testing is on its Way Out

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The fight to ban animal testing recently scored a major victory when California became the first US state to pass a bill that would ban testing cosmetics on animals.

Companies conduct animal tests to determine the safety of new formulas used in cosmetic products. These tests include skin and eye irritation tests to study allergic reactions and “lethal-dose” testing to determine ingredient toxicity.

But these tests have scientific limitations because humans and animals react differently to certain chemicals. Therefore these tests, that are meant to study the safety of cosmetics before they touch human skin, aren’t even relevant.

Here at Allevi, we believe in the future of personalized cosmetic testing. Our 3D bioprinters allow researchers to customize every aspect of their study - including tissue shape, size, geometry and cell line. Imagine a world where drugs and cosmetics are no longer cruelly tested on animals, but tested on patches of human tissue. But not just any human’s tissue but YOURS because you are different from a rabbit and different from a monkey and even different from your fellow human.

We applaud California for following in the EU, Norway, Israel and India’s footsteps. It’s time we replace these outdated methods; not only because they are cruel to animals but because they are ineffective. Allevi is here to usher in a new era for a cruelty free and scientifically relevant future.

Because it's Beautiful: Allevi BetaBot Featured in Museum of Design Atlanta

Why should the things we work with every day not be beautiful? 

At Allevi, we’ve put a lot of thought into the look and feel of our products, as well as their function. We want to build devices that inspire our users to innovate and do things that have never been done. 

We’re changing the look of the lab bench, with the smallest, lightest high-resolution 3D bioprinter on the market. We designed it for you, and all the amazing things you’re going to do with it, and we want it to look as amazing when you’re using it, as when you’re not.

We’re even prouder of our latest design creation: Allevi 2. Sleeker, more refined, with all the features you asked for. Check it out here