Alternative for animal testing: The TIM Company

Extensive safety tests are required before food, drugs, and chemicals can be used. Animal tests are still often used for this purpose at a certain stage of product development. Fortunately, with the use of smart innovations and new technologies, many of these animal tests are no longer needed. The TIM Company developed an artificial gastrointestinal model.


The TIM Company, a partner of the First Dutch Family of Companies, developed an innovative artificial gastrointestinal model that can be used to simulate dynamic conditions in the stomach and intestines. This makes TIM a unique system that can replace animal testing in food, drug and chemical research with a more accurate, faster and cheaper alternative. TIM systems have already replaced several animal test facilities, and they expect to replace many more in the future.

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