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News & IIVS Activities

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

Virginia Lawmakers Lauded for Law Requiring Use of Non-Animal Test Methods

April 20, 2018
NBC29

The Humane Society of the United States thanks Governor Ralph Northam for signing a bill to reduce the use of animals in product testing. Virginia is only the fourth state in the country to pass such a law. Delegate Jennifer Boysko, D-86, was the lead patron of the bill, HB 1087.

EPA to Accept Non-Animal Skin Test Data

April 12, 2018

The EPA has released a new policy that will allow chemical and pesticide makers to provide the EPA with data from non-animal test methods when assessing for skin allergies. Congratulations to the EPA OPP team for working so hard to put in place this new policy. Read the article here...

New Studies Demonstrate Risk Reduction Potential of Heat-Not-Burn Tobacco Products and e-Cigarettes

April 12, 2018
PMI Science

IIVS, in collaboration with Philip Morris International, recently presented data highlighting the predictive capability of in vitro assays in determining human response to non-burn tobacco products. Moreover, a ring trial of 6 independent laboratories has generated evidence that key events involved in human disease caused by nicotine-based products can be replicated using non-animal models. These ...

View our Posters from SOT 2018

March 28, 2018

Thank you to all who visited our booth at the 2018 SOT meeting.  Our scientists presented several posters at the meeting. If you did not have an opportunity to view our posters, or would like to view them again, we now have them available here to view online...

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...

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