New Non-Animal Test Approaches for Developing Safe & Sustainable Cosmetic Ingredients

Bans on the testing of cosmetic ingredients are already in place in Europe, India, Guatemala, Iceland, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, and Turkey, while South Korea and Australia have made significant progress towards such a ban. In addition, in February of this year Members of a European Parliament committee overwhelmingly approved a resolution that aims to establish a global ban on animal testing for cosmetics by 2023. Facing these regulatory mandates as well as growing global sustainability initiatives to refine, reduce, and replace animal testing, how will you assess the inherent hazards of existing ingredients where data are absent, or of new ingredients in development, when making your formulation decisions?

This presentation will focus on using non-animal methodology to assess and select or to develop lower hazard ingredients, and the benefits to research and development / green chemistry when using such methods early in ingredient and product development stages. The use of computational toxicology leveraging big data and artificial intelligence in revolutionizing safety sciences for cosmetic and personal care products will be explored.


Date: August 30, 2018

Time: 11:00 am - 11:30 am (EDT)

Duration: 30 minutes

  • English

Presenter(s): Stacie Abraham

With 33 years of combined regulatory and chemistry experience, Stacie Abraham is a Senior Regulatory Specialist with UL, and a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in the UL William Henry Merrill Society. In this role, she engages directly with chemical companies to evaluate compliance needs and works collaboratively on teams with UL associates to create innovative, efficient and effective compliance programs focused on providing comprehensive consulting services and software solutions.

Stacie is extensively engaged in Innovation projects for UL, identifying industry compliance needs and applying business insight to innovate software and solutions. Additionally, she is responsible for performing global regulatory compliance consulting projects, and has expertise in global chemical control regulations for all industry sectors (Industrial, Food Contact, Pharmaceutical, Pesticide and Biocide) as well as GHS, region-specific regulations, and toxicology data analysis. Stacie is an expert on the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act and has presented extensively on this regulation at conferences on behalf of UL.


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