Versatility and flexibility of zebrafish assays makes its use extendable to other sectors besides the pharmaceutical one, such as the agrochemical, environmental and cosmetic sectors. In the latter case, zebrafish is showing in recent years as a very useful alternative to evaluate toxicity and efficacy both in ingredients and finished cosmetic products.

Biobide, Bionaturis Group company specialized in zebrafish, offers specific services for this sector, for instance, human and environmental toxicity assays and efficacy assays for marketing claims, such as whitening, regenerative, antioxidant and anti-angiogenic efficacy assays. “The main adavantages of zebrafish for this type of assays are their easy handling and quickness, offering more global and informative results than other equivalent in vitro assays. Zebrafish can be used as in vitro testing models according to the European Directive 2010/63/EU to test cosmetics”, has stated the Business Development Manager at Biobide, Maitane Ipiñazar.

With its expertise and broad portfolio of tailor made services for each client requirements, Biobide consolidates its presence for second consecutive year in the most relevant international event in the cosmetic sector worldwide, In-Cosmetic Global 2017, held in London from 4-6th, April. The basque company will have again a booth (L50) to show the zebrafish capabilities in this sector to attendants.

Maitane Ipiñazar and Ane Altuna –also working in the Business Development Area at Biobide- will be the company delegates in this forum that will gather 800 specialized exhibitors and about 10.000 professional visitors. For further information about the event, please, visit its official website

To arrange a meeting with Biobide for In-Cosmetic 2017, please, write an email to

About Bionaturis Group

Bionaturis Group offers premium solutions for human and animal health; it comprises four companies (Bionaturis, Biobide, ZIP Solutions, and BNT Pacific) and two subsidiaries (Biobide USA and BNT China Biosciences) in six different locations around the world. Bionaturis lists on the Spanish stock exchange for SMEs (trading code BNT).