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IIVS BCOP Training Video – Spanish

October 16, 2017
This 13- minute video demonstrates how to perform the BCOP assay according to the Test Guidelines set forth for the assay by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD TG 437). The video focuses on steps that are critical to the success of the assay such as handling of the isolated cornea and removal of the test material from the cornea at the conclusion of the exposure time....

Non-Animal Testing Approach to Address Biocompatibility Testing of Medical Devices Required by the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA)

August 28, 2017
Presented at the 2017 World Congress on Alternatives and Animals in the Life Sciences (WC10) E. Hill, R. Curren, and G.-E. Costin Starting in December 2015, personal lubricants must receive pre-market approval from the US FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) in order to be sold in the US. Part of the testing battery for biocompatibility includes the in vivo Rabbit Vaginal Irritation (RVI) test. We have created an Industry Consortium comprised of personal lubricants manufacturers and are working collaboratively with...

Webinar: How GLPs Enhance the Quality of Regulated and Non-Regulated Toxicology

October 18, 2016
This one-hour webinar, led by IIVS Director of Quality and Compliance, introduces some of the concepts of Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs) designed to promote study and data integrity within an in vitro toxicology framework. Applying these concepts within your own laboratory should aid in production of robust, repeatable studies. View Slides...

NociOcular Eye Sting

August 24, 2016
The NociOcular Assay predicts the eye stinging potential of materials, such as cosmetics, sunscreens, surfactants, and ophthalmic products. The assay relies on the expression of functional Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid type 1 (TRPV1) channels in a clone of the human SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cell line. The TRPV1 channel is a well characterized pain receptor that is present in tissues associated with the eye. This channel can be activated by chemical stimuli and is thought to be a general mediator of chemically...

Medical Devices

August 24, 2016
IIVS offers in vitro cytotoxicity assay using Modified Eagles Medium (MEM) elution and agar overlay for medical devices.  These in vitro biological reactivity assays, Elution test and Agar Diffusion test, meet the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 10993 requirements. Clients include medical devices, consumer products, and cosmetic companies with products defined as medical 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Webinar: Regulatory Initiatives for New Approaches to Traditional Toxicity Testing

July 1, 2016
This one-hour webinar features presentations by Dr. Jennifer McLain, Deputy Director, Office of Pesticide Programs, Antimicrobial Division and IIVS CEO Dr. Rodger Curren. Dr. McLain discusses the EPA OPP's plans to reduce the use of animal testing in acute toxicity testing and provides suggestions on how stakeholders and EPA can cooperate to advance animal reduction goals. Dr. Curren then talks about IIVS' activities in developing the current non-animal strategy for eye irritation, and recent investigations into in vitro methods to...

IIVS BCOP Training Video – English

November 1, 2015
This 13- minute video demonstrates how to perform the BCOP assay according to the Test Guidelines set forth for the assay by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD TG 437). The video focuses on steps that are critical to the success of the assay such as handling of the isolated cornea and removal of the test material from the cornea at the conclusion of the exposure time....

IIVS BCOP Training Video – Chinese

November 1, 2015
This 13- minute video demonstrates how to perform the BCOP assay according to the Test Guidelines set forth for the assay by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD TG 437). The video focuses on steps that are critical to the success of the assay such as handling of the isolated cornea and removal of the test material from the cornea at the conclusion of the exposure time....

IIVS BCOP Training Video – Portuguese

November 1, 2015
This 13- minute video demonstrates how to perform the BCOP assay according to the Test Guidelines set forth for the assay by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD TG 437). The video focuses on steps that are critical to the success of the assay such as handling of the isolated cornea and removal of the test material from the cornea at the conclusion of the exposure time....