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Collaborative Effort Aims to Replace Rabbit Test for Personal Lubricant Products

August 21, 2017
Study in Response to Consumer Demands for Humane Testing Washington, D.C. — August 21, 2017 — A first-of-its kind collaborative project is underway to find a non-animal test method to replace the rabbit vaginal irritation test for personal lubricants. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the project a green light as part of the agency’s program aimed at modernizing the tests used to develop and evaluate medical devices. The work of the lubricant industry, the Institute for In Vitro Sciences...

Webinar: Skin Tone Modulation: In Vitro Pre-clinical and Clinical Efficacy Testing Strategies and Innovative Solutions in Cosmetics

July 13, 2017
Addressing uneven skin tone often associated with photo-aging is a key area of interest in the cosmetic industry. The design of novel, safe, and efficacious actives and ingredients capable of inducing subtle changes in skin tone can be accomplished using modern, relevant and reliable pre-clinical testing strategies prior to clinical assessment. During this one-hour webinar, IIVS Study Director, Dr. Gertrude-Emilia Costin and Dr. Manpreet Randhawa, Principal Scientist at Johnson & Johnson, discuss optimized in vitro testing platforms using pigmented tissue models...

IIVS Recipient of Device that Mimics Human Exposure to Aerosols

July 10, 2017
PETA International Science Consortium Donates VITROCELL® In Vitro Inhalation Exposure System GAITHERSBURG, MD – July 10, 2017 – The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS), a leader in non-animal test methods, is the recipient of a VITROCELL® inhalation exposure system thanks to a generous donation by the PETA International Science Consortium. The device, which is designed to replace animals in inhalation testing, can be used to expose human lung cells to airborne test materials in an environment that mimics the human lung. IIVS will use...

IIVS Works with MAC Cosmetics and Others to Reduce and Eliminate Animal Testing

July 10, 2017
Eliminating animal testing is core to our mission. With the support of contributors like MAC Cosmetics,  we are making real progress.  Read this article in Teen Vogue that talks about our work and how companies like MAC Cosmetics are making a difference.  Read article....

View Our Webinar on Skin Tone Modulation

June 30, 2017
View the recording and slides from our webinar on skin tone modulation that was held on Thurs., June 29. The one-hour webinar features IIVS study director, Dr. Gertrude-Emilia Costin, and Johnson & Johnson principal scientist, Dr. Manpreet Randhawa as they discuss optimized in vitro testing platforms using pigmented tissue models that assess the capacity of ingredients and formulations that impact skin tone.   ...

Navigating the Claim Substantiation Maze in Cosmetics Industry

June 15, 2017
Read this article by IIVS study director Dr. Gertrude-Emilia Costin and biologist Asha Shravanthi Pidathala in the June 2017 issue of Eurocosmetics.  The article examines modern, relevant, and reliable in vitro testing strategies using pigmented tissue models that assess the capacity of ingredients and formulations that impact skin tone.    ...

Toxicity Testing: Read Between the Lines

April 13, 2017
Skin toxicity testing  was the focus of a full-day seminar held during In-Cosmetics 2017. Attendees learned about everything from skin absorption and metabolism, to cytotoxicity, phototoxicity and sensitization. IIVS Study Director, Dr. Tinashe Ruwona, presented on integrated testing strategies to evaluate the skin sensitization potential of cosmetics. However, the biggest take-away from the seminar seemed to rest on how well the results of a study are understood. Read the full article.  ...

IIVS Attends In-Cosmetics Global

April 4, 2017
IIVS President, Erin Hill, and Study Director, Tinashe Ruwona are attending the In-Cosmetics Global meeting, April 4-6, in London.  Dr. Ruwona, who leads our skin sensitization screening program, presented during the Skin Toxicology Workshop. His presentation,  "Integrated Testing Strategies for Assessing the Skin Sensitization Potential of Cosmetics",  Dr. Ruwona explores the various test methods and how best to combine them to ensure consumer safety.  Read more....

The 3T3 Neutral Red Uptake Phototoxicity Test Training Video – Chinese

November 21, 2016
This new training video explores a cell-based method for assessing Phototoxicity – or the potential for chemicals to cause damage after being exposed to light. The method is used widely around the world by many industries, including the cosmetics and pharmaceutical sectors. Disclaimer: Please note that the procedures shown in this video were for demonstration purposes only and that all assay procedures, except the UVA/dark exposure, should be performed in a biological safety cabinet using aseptic techniques. Due to video production...