In order to ensure the safe handling and use of products, regulatory authorities in many countries require various tests which, given the current state of scientific development, still require the use of animal testing. Whenever possible, Lonza uses validated alternatives to animal tests or uses refined methods aimed at reducing the number of animals in the tests. Although we do not perform these tests ourselves, we choose to cooperate with external and independent contract laboratories, which we carefully select to ensure that they meet the highest ethical and quality standards.
The product portfolio of the Lonza Bioscience sector puts Lonza in a leadership position in the development and commercialization of some categories of non-animal alternatives to the use of animal testing. Examples are the primary cell and media product lines from Bioscience, which represent one of the major alternatives to animal models in R&D labs.