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PROCTER & GAMBLE DEVELOPS NEW, NON-ANIMAL PRODUCT SAFETY TEST USING ADVANCED TISSUE SCIENCES' TECHNOLOGY

 PROCTER & GAMBLE DEVELOPS NEW, NON-ANIMAL PRODUCT SAFETY TEST USING
 ADVANCED TISSUE SCIENCES' TECHNOLOGY
 CINCINNATI, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG) and Advanced Tissue Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ/NMS: ATIS) announced today that P&G has developed and will use a new cultured human tissue test to help insure the eye safety of its new products and ingredients. This innovative test uses a proprietary technology invented by ATS.
 This is the latest step in P&G's ongoing program to develop scientifically valid alternatives to using animals in product safety testing. The test will enable P&G to further reduce its already limited use of animal testing for consumer product safety.
 As part of today's announcement, Procter & Gamble also said it will grant worldwide license rights to Advanced Tissue Sciences, enabling it to build P&G's new test procedure into its screening kits for sale to other manufacturers. Part of the revenue from the sale of these kits will be donated to The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing to support even more research on non-animal test methods.
 Dr. Alan Goldberg, director of this center at Johns Hopkins said, "We're delighted to be benefitting in this way from an invention whose purpose is so directly in line with our own. This is an example of industry developing creative solutions to reduce animal testing."
 P&G announced in 1990 that it would then begin using Advanced Tissue Sciences' Skin2(TM), an engineered human tissue, as part of its in-house research to develop non-animal screening tests. This new test is a product of that research and demonstrates one of many potential applications for Skin2 in non-animal product safety testing and medical treatment.
 "Using our new test as a screen, we can now quickly tell whether a new water-insoluble ingredient or product in development may damage a person's eye," said Gordon F. Brunner, P&G senior vice president for research and development. "This is a big step forward in our work to further reduce the use of animals in eye safety testing."
 P&G will use its new test worldwide to help assess the eye irritation potential of new water-insoluble products and ingredients, including certain household cleaning and personal care products.
 Advanced Tissue Sciences' Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Dr. Gail K. Naughton said: "Having an industry leader such as Procter & Gamble use our technology this way helps to show that this new test works for eye irritation testing, and underscores the versatility of our Skin2 technology in testing for a variety of products across a number of industries."
 Based in La Jolla, Calif., Advanced Tissue Sciences is a tissue engineering company engaged in the growth of cultured human tissues and organs for potential therapeutic and laboratory application. Using proprietary technology, Advanced Tissue Sciences has successfully replicated a variety of human tissues, including skin, cartilage, oral mucosa, bone marrow and liver.
 P&G makes and markets a wide range of products for consumers and industry. Since 1984, P&G has reduced its use of animals in research for non-food and non-drug products by 90 percent. The company has also invested more than $24 million to develop scientifically valid alternative test methods. P&G uses many such alternatives, including computer databases, cell culture tests and magnetic resonance imaging.
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 /CONTACT: Kimberly L. Stewart of The Procter & Gamble Company, 513-983-3865, or James P. Linton, Ph.D., of Advanced Tissue Sciences, Inc., 619-450-5707/
 (PG ATIS) CO: Procter & Gamble Company; Advanced Tissue Sciences, Inc. ST: Ohio, California IN: HOU SU: JVN


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