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News & IIVS Activities

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 ...

New Advice on Using Non-Animal Test Methods

February 10, 2017
European Chemicals Agency

ECHA’s updated guidance gives advice on how to use non-animal test methods, which are now the default for many endpoints. Registrants are encouraged to take the changes into account when deciding their testing strategies.  Read more.

IIVS Director of Quality & Compliance to Present on GLPs

January 26, 2017

Amanda Ulrey, RQAP, GLP, IIVS Director of Quality & Compliance, will be presenting at the 2nd Good Laboratory Practice Compliance Summit and the SQA Annual Meeting & Quality College. Jan. 26-27, ...

PETA: New Chinese Regulations Will Effectively End Animal Testing Requirement for Non-Special Use Cosmetics

January 23, 2017
Global Cosmetics News

PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo has issued a statement in response to a new regulation issued by China's Food and Drug Administration's (CFDA), which allows certain new cosmetics to undergo a simplified registration process with the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration, potentially allowing them to bypass the CFDA's requirements for tests on animals.

Switzerland Joins Fight on Animal Cruelty with Ban on Animal-Tested Cosmetics

January 18, 2017
Global Cosmetics News

Switzerland has announced a complete ban on sales of cosmetics that are tested on animals. The decision follows the announcement in March last year by the Swiss Federal Council that saw it ban the marketing of cosmetics that have been tested on animals abroad, with the outright ban coming into effect at the end of 2016.

2017 Practical Methods for In Vitro Toxicology Workshop Wraps Up

January 12, 2017

IIVS welcomed twelve individuals from industry and academia for its 2017 Practical Methods in In Vitro Toxicology Workshop. The intensive four-day workshop included a combination of lectures and hands-on laboratory activities on the latest in vitro test methods. The next workshop will be held in January 2018. In the lab Hands-on laboratory experience...