Animal-Free Reagents

PETA Science Consortium International e.V. works to replace animal-derived reagents commonly used in laboratories with animal-free versions that are more scientifically robust. Animal-derived reagents may cause unexpected experiment outcomes due to uncharacterised components and batch-to-batch variability in biomolecule composition, and they can become contaminated with animal proteins or pathogens. Animal-free reagents can increase the reliability, reproducibility, and human relevance of research and testing, and they allow scientists to better define and understand the reagents used in their studies.

The Science Consortium aims to eliminate the following uses of animal-derived components.