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XCellR8 Receives £100,000 from Unilever and AstraZeneca For Animal-Free Lab Testing

XCellR8, a UK-based, GLP-accredited laboratory focused exclusively on animal-free safety and efficacy tests, announces it has secured £100,000 from Unilever and AstraZeneca to develop vegan-friendly testing for new cosmetics and personal care products. The company says that it is “the only lab globally to make our tests entirely animal-product-free (or vegan); we don’t use serum, tissues or antibodies extracted from animals”.


Aleph Farms and The Technion Reveal Worlds First Cultivated Ribeye Steak

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The Rib-Eye Revolution: Aleph Farms and Technion Introduce First Cultured Thick Cut Steak

Israeli cultured meat pioneer Aleph Farms, and its research partner Technion, have cultivated their first slaughter-free thick cut ribeye steak, using 3D bioprinting technology and cow cells free from genetic engineering.  Back in 2018, vegconomist reported on Aleph Farms’ first commercial thin cut steak from cultured meat technology, and now in only two years, the company claims to have produced the world’s first cultured thick cut ribeye steak incorporating muscle …


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Turtle Tree Scientific Has Just Brought Us Closer to a Future of Animal-Free Meat

Turtle Tree Scientific, a newly formed arm of Singapore’s Turtle Tree Labs, announces a partnership with Dyadic International, Inc, stating that “by leveraging industry-proven technology, this partnership brings us one step closer to the future of cell-based meat and dairy products that are cruelty-free, accessible, and sustainable.” Dyadic International is a global biotechnology company focused on further improving and applying its proprietary C1 gene expression platform to accelerate development and …


Animal Derivitives Often Found in “Vegan” Clothes & Shoes – New Testing Can Verify Products Are 100% Vegan

Eurofins | Chem-MAP, a leading provider of chemical management testing and auditing services, has developed a vegan verification testing programme for apparel and footwear brands registered with the Vegan Society’s Vegan Trademark, to ensure that the materials used to develop products have no trace of animal derivatives, after finding that often there were animal derivatives in dyes and glues. The Vegan Trademark will be awarded to those companies who successfully …