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News & IIVS Activities

IIVS Names Frank Gerberick as Chief Scientific Advisor

March 1, 2018

GAITHERSBURG, MD – March 1, 2018 – The Institute for In Vitro Sciences, Inc. (IIVS) announced that it has appointed Frank Gerberick, PhD as its Chief Scientific Advisor. With his expertise and knowledge of technological advances and industry trends, Dr. Gerberick will advise the organization’s governing body on scientific matters and make recommendations on future directions...

Spotlight on Respiratory Toxicology: IIVS Events and Posters at SOT 2018

February 15, 2018

2018 Society of Toxicology (SOT) Annual Meeting

March 11-15, 2018 San Antonio, TX

Visit us at Booth #533.


Monday, March 12, 5:30-7 pm - Ancillary Meeting Acute Respiratory Toxicity | Chronic Respiratory Toxicity | Ciliary Beat Frequency | Goblet Cell Hyperplasia | Inflammatory Biomarker Profiling | Respiratory Toxicology | Tobacco

IIVS at SOT 2018

February 8, 2018

IIVS will have several events and posters at the upcoming SOT meeting, March 11-15, in San Antonio, TX.  The events and three of our five posters focus on our respiratory toxicology program in support of our new laboratory that opened in 2017.  Other posters examine topics in phototoxicity.  Be sure to visit our booth at the meeting - Booth #533.   ...

Phototoxicity | Respiratory Toxicology | Medical Devices | Pharmaceutical | Tobacco

IIVS e-News – January 2018

February 1, 2018

Featured in this issue is an article on how an integrated approach to skin sensitization testing can work for your testing program. a preview of IIVS events and posters at SOT, our recent collaboration with BASF to distribute the LuSens test in China, and more.  Read issue.

Know Your Skin Cells: III. The Melanocytes

February 1, 2018

IIVS toxicologist and study director, Emilia Costin wrote about melanocytes, responsible  for producing skin color for The Cosmetic Chemist. Read article

Reducing the Use of Animals in Safety Testing: Strategic Roadmap Released

February 1, 2018

The National Toxicology Program, in collaboration with other US federal agencies, has published a strategic roadmap offering a new framework for the safety testing of drugs & chemicals aimed at reducing the use of animals. Read more.Pharmaceutical | Specialty Chemical

New Video Highlights IIVS-PISC Collaboration

November 28, 2017

Watch this new video that highlights our long standing collaboration with PISC to replace animal testing with innovative non-animal methods. We thank PISC for their long-time support. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEfZOuIHslc&feature=youtu.be...

IIVS Announces the Opening of a Non-animal Testing Laboratory in China

November 14, 2017

GAITHERSBURG, MD – Nov. 14, 2017 – The Zhejiang Institute for Food and Drug Control (ZJIFDC), responsible for  regulatory review of food, drugs, and cosmetics produced in Zhejiang province, has opened a non-animal testing laboratory after successful scientific collaboration with IIVS.  Based near Shanghai, the ZJIFDC made the decision to open the new lab back in 2013 to keep...

IIVS in Allure Magazine – President Erin Hill Talks About Non-animal Testing of Cosmetics in China

October 24, 2017
Allure, November 2017

IIVS President, Erin Hill, talked to Allure magazine about efforts to phase out animal testing of cosmetics in China and replace the practice with non-animal methods. The article, which appears in the November issue, examines that while animal testing is nearly non-existent in the U.S. and officially banned in the E.U., China’s regulatory agencies require animal testing of imported cosmetics and...