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News & IIVS Activities

JRC Summer School 2019 on Non-Animal Approaches in Science

November 26, 2018

The JRC's EU Reference Laboratory for alternatives to animal testing (EURL-ECVAM), is organizing a Summer School on May 21-24, 2019 at the JRC Ispra site in ...

Tobacco Companies Embracing In Vitro Toxicology

October 29, 2018

The tobacco industry is facing increased testing requirements for e-cigarettes and other tobacco products that entered the market after Feb. 15, 2007.  Companies hope in vitro tests that use human lung cells or tissues will be sufficient to show that their new tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, significantly reduce harm and disease and benefit the population as a whole when ...

China’s Compulsory Animal Testing for Cosmetics May Take More Than Five Years to Stop

October 17, 2018

By Amanda Lim, Editor (Singapore) CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com

  Although China has made significant strides in moving away from animal testing, its challenges suggest it may take more than five years for the country to completely stop compulsory animal-testing for cosmetics, says Hedy He, regulatory analyst and editor of

IIVS e-News – October 2018

October 11, 2018

In this issue, learn about our appointment to a working group in China for alternatives, our collaboration with BASF and Givaudan, our presence at estiv2018 and the PCPC 2018 Science Symposium, and more.  Read issue.

IIVS Hosts Quarterly Meeting for SQA’s Computer Validation and IT Compliance (CVIC) Specialty Section

October 4, 2018

The CVIC agenda included a presentation and follow-up discussion on artificial intelligence and computer learning and their use in regulated industry, a panel discussion of cloud computing adoption in “GxP” environments, and open discussion on the use of the “...

Encouraging Regulatory Acceptance of Non-Animal Testing Methods Discussed at Annual SACATM Meeting

October 2, 2018

Among the topics discussed at the annual Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods (SACATM) meeting held in early September was ways to encourage both regulators and regulated industry to use new approach methodologies (NAMs). The meeting brought together experts from academia, industry, and animal ...

California Passes Ban on Cosmetics Tested on Animals

October 1, 2018

California now has the most stringent cruelty-free policies in the U.S., following Governor Jerry Brown's signing of the bill banning the sale of cosmetic products and ingredients tested on animals.  The California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act brings California in line with the EU and other global standards but still includes some exemptions for animal tests conducted to achieve compliance with ...

IIVS Collaborates with BASF and Givaudan to Validate a Non-animal Test for Regulatory Submissions

August 28, 2018

GAITHERSBURG, MD –August 28– The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS), with an established track record in the validation of alternatives to animal testing, is teaming up with BASF and Givaudan to validate an improved skin sensitization reactivity method to address the needs of ...

Registration Now Open for Practical Methods 2019

August 27, 2018

IIVS is excited to announce that registration is now open for our 2019 Practical Methods for In Vitro Toxicology Workshop. Space is limited so please book as soon as possible to guarantee your spot.

2018 Lush Prize Shortlist Announced

August 7, 2018

This year saw entries for the first time from Lebanon, Sri Lanka, and Turkey as the reach of the Lush Prize continues to grow.  From the many entrants, reviewers have selected a shortlist of 56 projects and 17 scientists across five award categories who go through to the final judging phase. Winners will be announced in November.