Vital Therapies is on the Cruelty Free Investing list for exploiting animals because the company does animal testing for some of their medical products, services, research and therapies.
ELAD therapy uses allogeneic human cells to avoid the safety, technical and immunologic risks associated with animal cell therapies. We are not aware of any FDA-approved animal-based cellular therapy for use in patients.
Vital Therapies, Inc. engages as a biotherapeutic company, which develops a cell-based system for the treatment of acute forms of liver failure. Its product candidate, ELAD System, is a human cell-based bio-artificial liver support system that operates outside the body or extracorporeal. [Source: MarketWatch]
Company website: http://vitaltherapies.com