Alamar Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ:ALMR) has developed a non-toxic indicator dye called Alamar Blue for use in in vitro testingof pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, household cleaners and personalhygiene products. The Sacramento, Calif., company said that thenew dye is the first non-toxic test of its kind.

Company officials believe that the product could significantlyreduce the practice of toxicity testing on animals because it isharmless to humans, cells and the environment. Formed in1988, Alamar develops, manufactures and markets in vitrodiagnostic testing products for hospitals, reference laboratoriesand other health care providers.

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