PETA India Scientists to Lead Discussions at the 2023 Society for Alternatives to Animal Experiments Conference

Posted on by Erika Goyal

The Society for Alternatives to Animal Experiments (SAAE-India) – which was established in 2018 with PETA India as a founding member – is gearing up for its 6th International Annual Conference, set to take place from 20 to 21 November at Aligarh Muslim University. This year, PETA India’s scientists will chair sessions aiming to unite key stakeholders in a critical discussion on the use of non-animal methods for toxicity testing in India.

The scientific landscape has witnessed a transformative shift in the past decade, as reliable and human-relevant non-animal toxicity testing approaches have emerged, poised to reduce and eventually replace tests on animals. These innovative methods – including human cell-based tissue models, organs-on-chips, and computational models – are revolutionising the field of chemical toxicity testing.

PETA India’s session at the SAAE-India conference aims to facilitate discussion among regulators, industry professionals, and other stakeholders. Topics to be addressed include the current acceptance and use of non-animal tests, the existing barriers around their use, and any opportunities to further transition from tests on animals to 21st century non-animal toxicity testing methods.

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