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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

Alternatives to Animal Testing Widely Used

June 1, 2017

ECHA’s third report on the use of alternative methods under REACH shows that most registrants consider and use alternatives to animal testing. One effective way is data sharing: 98 % of the substances are registered jointly. Registrants also make extensive use of existing information and alternative methods before conducting new studies.

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.

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

IIVS e-News – March 2017

March 2, 2017

Read the latest issue of our newsletter: IIVS at SOT 2017: Ancillary Meetings, posters, the IIVS booth;  IIVS 20th Anniversary celebration on June 12,  introducing our new website, update on our new respiratory toxicology lab, and much more.  Read more.

ARDF Offers Research Grants – May 1 Deadline

February 10, 2017

The Alternatives Research & Development Foundation (ARDF), which promotes alternatives to the use of laboratory animals in research, testing, and education, is currently soliciting research proposals for its 2017 Alternatives Research Grant Program. ARDF is offering up to $40,000 to support individual projects. Preference will be given to projects based in U.S. universities and research ...