The animal testing market loses the battle of growth against non-animal technologies.
A recent market report estimates the growth of the animal testing sector at a CAGR 4,27% until 2025 and CARG 2,46% until 2030. On the contrary, the technologies tapping the toxicology testing market with alernatives for animal testing have been estimated to grow at a CARG 10,40% until 2025, with a valuation of $2 billion (The Business Research Company, 2022). Although the animal testing sector registered almost $12 billion last year, a clear growth slow-down is expected due to new testing requirements and standards that governments around the world translated into regulations pro-3Rs principles (reduce, replace, refine) for animal welfare. The most recent example has been the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fixing the elimination of chemical testing in mammals by 2035 as their new objective. All in all, this new regulatory paradigm propelled the early adoption of non-animal testing technologies directly by end-users (pharma, agrochemical, cosmetic indutry…), as well as drived further innovation for the refinement of such solutions.