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News & IIVS Activities

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.

Modernization of EPA “6-Pack” of Acute Toxicity Tests Continues

July 27, 2018

The US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) continues to drive significant efforts in the United States to modernize the battery of acute toxicity tests classically known as the “6-pack.” Learn More

IIVS e-News – June 2018

June 26, 2018

In this issue, find out the dates for the 2019 Practical Methods Workshop and the PISC award for young scientists, learn about upcoming In Vitro-related meetings and extended deadlines for abstract submission, read recent IIVS publications, and more.  Read issue.

Abstract Deadline Extended for EUSAAT 2018

June 21, 2018

The 21st European Congress on Alternatives to Animal Testing & 18th Annual Congress of EUSAAT (European Society for Alternatives to Animal Testing) will take place in Linz, Austria, 23-26 September.  Submission deadlines for both oral and poster presentations have been extended to July 6. Erin Hill...

Abstract Deadline Extended for ESTIV 2018

June 18, 2018

The 20th International Congress on In Vitro Toxicology (ESTIV2018) happening in Berlin, 15-18 October, has extended their abstract submission deadline to July 1.  Several grants and bursaries are also still open to applicants until July 1, including the Agro/Petrochemical | Cleaning Products | Cosmetic & Personal Care | Fragrance & Flavors | Household & Consumer Products | Medical Devices | Occupational Safety & Industrial Hygiene | Pharmaceutical | Specialty Chemical | Tobacco

Holger Behrsing, PhD, Participates in Round Table Discussion on Non-Animal Approaches for Inhalation Toxicology

June 14, 2018

Holger Behrsing, PhD, was recently invited to participate in an expert round table discussion convened on the development and implementation of 21st century non-animal approaches to assess the toxicity of inhaled substances.  The discussion included perspectives from government, industry, nonprofit, and academic sectors on the advantages and challenges of using these approaches, ongoing efforts, ...

Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act Passes in California Senate.

June 1, 2018

Yesterday, the California Senate passed the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act (SB1249) bringing the state one step closer to becoming the first state in the U.S. to ban the sale of animal-tested cosmetics. The bill will now move on to the Assembly. If passed, SB1249 will outlaw the sale of all animal-tested cosmetics (including makeup, hair and skin care, and personal hygiene products) by ...

Holger Behrsing, PhD, Presenting at SIVB, June 5th, 2018

May 30, 2018

Our very own Holger Behrsing, PhD, will be presenting at SIVB's Annual Meeting in St. Louis.  His presentation on Tuesday, June 5th is titled "Pragmatic Use of State-of-the-Art Lung Models to Evaluate Exposure-induced, Adverse Pulmonary Effects" and will provide an overview of in vitro/ex vivo pulmonary models and how they can be incorporated into a screening/testing strategy ...

ASCCT Abstract Submission and Registration Now Open!

May 23, 2018

Registration is now open for the 7th Annual ASCCT Meeting - Predictive Toxicology: Strategies for Implementing New Approaches - being held September 11-12, 2018, at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Learn More

EU Parliament Calls for UN Convention on Use of Animal Testing for Cosmetics

May 8, 2018
European Parliament Press Office

The non-binding resolution calls for a diplomatic push towards a global animal testing ban for cosmetics to be in place by 2023. Europe fully banned cosmetic animal testing in 2013, but it is still permitted in 80% of countries worldwide. Read article