XtalPi and Edelweiss Connect Unite for AI-Enhanced Safety Assessment of Skincare Products
Today, XtalPi, a pioneering technology platform powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics; and Edelweiss Connect (EwC), a Swiss-headquartered business focusing on next-generation product design and risk assessment solutions, announced a strategic partnership. Both parties will fully leverage their unique advantages in chemical and pharmaceutical safety assessment, technology platforms, and market expertise to jointly create market-leading skincare product safety assessment solutions by integrating machine learning, AI, in vitro assays, and high-content cellular imaging analysis technology. The collaboration aims to provide more accurate and reliable integrated in silico and in vitro assessment “New Approach Methods” (NAMs) in lieu of animal testing and seeks to establish new industry standards to ensure the robust fit-for-purpose adoption of such new tools in risk assessment. In working together, XtalPi and EwC strive to improve the well-being of all consumers and advance the ecological and sustainable growth of the skincare industry globally.
Under the partnership, the XtalPi Innovation Center (XIC) will collaborate closely with EwC, leveraging the technological advantages of X-Map, XtalPi's AI-powered high-content cellular image analysis platform, combined with EwC's extensive experience in safety assessment, to jointly research and develop AI+ cellular imaging safety evaluation methods for various skincare product safety indicators. Data services and improved models will be incorporated into EwC’s SaferSkin application, offered through its SaferWorldbyDesign platform. The collaboration aims to significantly improve the accuracy of NAMs-based testing while reducing costs and time, providing a more comprehensive, reliable, cruelty-free testing solution. By pooling resources, expertise, and a comprehensive understanding of local markets, both parties will collaboratively advance the development of standards and technological innovations for non-animal safety evaluation methods for chemical products in Asia, Europe, and beyond. The collaboration also envisions a future where human safety and environmental preservation are seamlessly integrated into the design and development of everyday chemical products. By prioritizing consumer protection and championing sustainable research and development practices, the two companies and their international partners on SaferWorldbyDesign strive to create a greener, more responsible world for all, supported by SaferbyDesign principles translated into practical product design decision-making processes and software.
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