Our Research : Safety Evaluations : Environment and Safety

Developing Alternatives to Animal Testing and Drug Efficacy and Pharmacological Testing Methods

Thanks to advances in understanding of life science mechanisms and related technologies, alternative methods to animal testing for evaluating drugs and other substances using such means as cell cultures are now being developed. Aiming to ensure that customers can use our products with confidence while maintaining animal welfare, we are proactively taking part in joint research with other companies in Japan to develop alternative testing methods while evaluating our technological development and its appropriateness on an ongoing basis.

Furthermore, by applying Lion’s accumulated wealth of technologies related to safety evaluation, we are advancing research into drug efficacy and pharmacology. We conduct research while closely exchanging information with development research institutions, in some cases even collaborating on product development itself in such fields as foods with function claims.

R&D Case Study—Environment and Safety