BASF, Sumitomo explore in-vitro system chemical safety evaluation

BASF, Sumitomo explore in-vitro system for chemical safety evaluation

5:22 AM, 22nd December 2015
BASF, Sumitomo explore in-vitro system for chemical safety evaluation

TOKYO, JAPAN/LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY: BASF SE said that it has agreed to collaborate with Sumitomo Chemical Co Ltd, to research more on vitro system for chemical safety evaluation.

Increase in stringent regulations for registration of agricultural chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and the demand to increase human relevance of safety studies led the companies, to create a system that supports the development of safe chemicals, while reducing the need for conventional animal testing.

Sumitomo and BASF will establish a new line of fully functional cultured cells to enable the safety evaluation of chemicals in a more efficient and more precise way than conventional methods.

“BASF celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, and we have a history of continuous commitment to sustainability throughout our operations. In this collaboration we are combining the strength of both companies to develop new methods to reduce animal testing,” said Dr Peter Eckes, president, BASF Bioscience Research.

“We will contribute to building a sustainable society through supplying safer chemicals. We are delighted to work on the collaborative research of such great social significance in the year marking the 100th anniversary of the start of Sumitomo’s operations,” said Ikuzo Ogawa, managing executive officer, Sumitomo Chemical in charge of technology and research & development.

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