August 2nd, 2007

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cool medtech: Episkin

According to the SciFi.com tech blog, scientists at L'Oreal have developed lab-grown human skin that can be used to test cosmetics - thus paving the way for the complete end of animal testing in the industry. Episkin consists of small swatches grown from human donor cells; it can be tanned and aged with UV light. Not only does this save the fluffy bunnies from cruelty, with the testing conducted on actual human skin it will eliminate any questionable results due to cross-species differences.