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News & IIVS Activities

Read the latest issue of IIVS e-News

June 13, 2017

Read the latest issue of our e-newsletter for an update on our new respiratory toxicology laboratory and an article by IIVS Study Director, Dr. G. Emilia Costin, on testing strategies for evaluating the potential of ingredients and products to modulate skin color.  View issue

Join Our Free Webinar on Skin Tone Modulation

June 2, 2017

Join our free one-hour webinar on Thurs., June 29, 10-11 am ET, as IIVS study director, Dr. Gertrude-Emilia Costin, and Johnson & Johnson principal scientist, Dr. Manpreet Randhawa discuss optimized in vitro testing platforms using pigmented tissue models that assess the capacity of ingredients and formulations that impact skin tone.  Pigmentation & Melanogenesis | Cosmetic & Personal Care

Momentum Grows for Modernizing the US EPA “Six-Pack” Battery of Acute Toxicity Tests

May 30, 2017

In the current global regulatory climate favorable for further advancement of in vitro test methods, the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) is driving significant efforts in the United States. The latest endeavor targets the modernization of the battery of acute toxicity tests classically known as the “six-pack” (Fig. 1a). Known for many years as an “all in vivo

Major Global Cosmetics Firms are Selling Products Tested on Animals in China

April 25, 2017
CNBC

When entrepreneur Phoebe Song launched her organic, vegan skincare line, she had big plans to sell around the world, including in China, the world's largest consumer market. But she stopped cold after learning that the Chinese government mandated animal testing for imported cosmetics and skincare products. Read more.

2017 LUSH Prize Nominations Open

April 25, 2017

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Lush Prize.  The annual prize rewards initiatives across science and campaigning that work to end or replace animal testing, particularly in the area of toxicology research. Entries are being accepted for the categories of Science, Training and Young Researchers.  Nominations close on Monday, July 24.  Judges will meet in September to select the winning entries. Learn more.

IIVS Attends Congress on Alternative Methods in Guangzhou China

April 21, 2017

IIVS President, Erin Hill, and scientist, Quanshun Zhang attended the Congress on Alternative Methods in Guangzhou China. Dr. Zhang presented on the newly adopted 3T3 Phototoxicity Assay...

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 ...

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 ...

View our Posters from SOT

March 10, 2017

We would like to give our sincere thanks to everyone who visited us at the SOT meeting.  If you missed any of our posters or would like to have another look, you can view them here

Special issue of Applied In Vitro Toxicology: Next Generation Tobacco Products

March 10, 2017

Check out the recently released special issue of Applied In Vitro Toxicology: Application of In Vitro Toxicology Approaches for the Evaluation of Next-Generation Nicotine Products.  The issue includes several articles by IIVS scientists and other experts. View the issue online.Acute Respiratory Toxicity | Chronic Respiratory Toxicity | Goblet Cell Hyperplasia | Pulmonary Models | Respiratory Toxicology | Tobacco