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News & IIVS Activities

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...

Observation Spots Available for 2018 Practical Methods Workshop

Jan. 16-20, 2018Bethesda, MD

It's not too late to register for the 2018 Practical Methods in In Vitro Toxicology Workshop, Jan,16-19, at IIVS in Gaithersburg, MD. Observation spots are available for the intensive four-day workshop. Gain the scientific information and expertise you need ...

IIVS Presented with Commendation from State and Local Officials

July 24, 2017

Maryland State Senator Cheryl Kagan and City of Gaithersburg Councilwoman Yvette Monroe visited our new respiratory exposure laboratory earlier this month.  IIVS CEO, Rodger Curren, and COO, Hans Raabe, walked through the capabilities of the new lab with Sen. Kagan and Councilwoman Monroe, and provided information about non-animal testing. IIVS was presented with a commendation in recognition of ...

IIVS at the World Congress Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences

July 19, 2017

We are looking forward to attending the upcoming Tenth World Congress: Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences, August 20-24, 2017 in Seattle, WA.  We have several presentations and posters at the meeting, listed below.  If you will be attending, please stop by our booth - #202 - and talk with our officers and staff.  We look forward to seeing you! <...

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...

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

July 10, 2017
Teen Vogue

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.Cosmetic & Personal Care

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 ...

Registration Open for ASCCT Annual Meeting

Sept. 21-22IIVS, Gaithersburg, MD

Registration is now open for the 6th annual ASCCT meeting. The meeting will be held Sept. 21-22 at IIVS in Gaithersburg, MD. The meeting will focus on two key areas: replacing in vivo tests for acute systemic toxicity endpoints and LSCA implementation to reduce and replace animal testing. Abstracts are now being accepted. Learn more about the meeting and key dates at

Awards of VITROCELL In Vitro Inhalation Exposure Systems

June 30, 2017
PISC

The PETA International Science Consortium (PISC) awarded four VITROCELL in vitro exposure systems to researchers from institutions in the UK, US, and Belgium who are leading the development of non-animal methods to test the toxicity of airborne substances. IIVS is grateful to PISC for donating the VITROCELL System for use in its new respiratory toxicology laboratory. The new lab ...

2017 LUSH Prize Nominations Open

June 19, 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. IIVS was honored to have received the first LUSH training prize in 2012.  Watch our short video as IIVS President, ...