In cases where new ingredients or formulations are being tested, ALS performs some sort of in-vitro safety test for ocular or skin irritation prior to engaging in human testing. We offer numerous in-vitro models for eye and skin including both cell based and chemical based assays. Our experts have over 20 years of experience developing and performing these types of studies.
The best option is the Optisafe™ test. It uses no animal derived materials or supplies. There is no “vegan” certification for tests, but this is the best test to fit that description. EpiOcular™ is also an option as it uses human cells not animal supplies.
Please contact our sales team to discuss this question, we will be happy to assist you in choosing the appropriate test for your sample.