To date, I have contacted 30 companies. Eight responded to my questions. Of these, three companies advised that they do not – directly or indirectly – use animals as part of their research. The others pointed to regulatory requirements for animal research. While, to my knowledge there is no regulatory requirement for animal testing in Australia, companies operate in a global environment. For example, the U.S. FDA requires animal testing for medical products.
The three companies that do not use animals in their research and/or testing of products are:
- Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Limited
- OncoSil Medical Limited
- Resmed Inc
The company Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Limited noted that they allocate funding toward the development and validation of non-animal research methods.
You can find more detail, such as a list of companies contacted and a link to an Excel file, on the Companies and animal use page.