BASF and Sumitomo Collaborate on Chemical Safety Evaluation

BASF - The Chemical CompanySumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. and BASF have agreed to collaborate on research into a more sustainable, in vitro system for chemical safety evaluation.

In the past few years there has been an increase in regulations regarding the registration of agricultural and other chemicals, with a focus on how these products affect humans. Sumitomo Chemical and BASF have agreed to work together to create a system that supports the development of safe chemicals, while reducing the need for conventional animal testing.


“BASF celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, and we have a history of continuous commitment to sustainability throughout our operations. InSumitomo Chemicals this collaboration we are combining the strength of both companies to develop new methods to reduce animal testing,” said Dr. Peter Eckes, President of BASF Bioscience Research.

Ikuzo Ogawa, Managing Executive Officer of Sumitomo Chemical in charge of technology and research & development, said, “We will contribute to building a sustainable society through supplying safer chemicals. We are very delighted to work on the collaborative research of such great social significance in the year marking the 100th anniversary of the start of Sumitomo Chemical’s operations.”

Read more about the BASF/Sumitomo collaboration.