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IIVS Announces the Opening of a Non-animal Testing Laboratory in China

November 14, 2017

GAITHERSBURG, MD – Nov. 14, 2017 – The Zhejiang Institute for Food and Drug Control (ZJIFDC), responsible for  regulatory review of food, drugs, and cosmetics produced in Zhejiang province, has opened a non-animal testing laboratory after successful scientific collaboration with IIVS.  Based near Shanghai, the ZJIFDC made the decision to open the new lab back in 2013 to keep...

IIVS and Colgate-Palmolive Team Up to Provide Training on Non-Animal Methods in Brazil

October 10, 2017

GAITHERSBURG, MD – Oct. 10, 2017 – IIVS, supported by a grant from Colgate-Palmolive, held a training course this month in Goiania, Brazil focused on two in vitro methods with international regulatory acceptance status. The course, Alternative Methods for Evaluation of Toxicity, was attended by over 30 participants from industry and government who ...

Chinese FDA and IIVS Re-affirm Their Collaboration for Non-animal Tests

September 7, 2017

GAITHERSBURG, MD – Sept. 7, 2017 – Bo Li, General Director of the CFDA’s National Institute for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC) and Erin Hill, President of US based non-profit, Institute for In Vitro Sciences, Inc. (IIVS), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to bring non-animal test methods to China for the regulation of cosmetics and ingredients. The move re-affirms ...

Collaborative Effort Aims to Replace Rabbit Test for Personal Lubricant Products

August 21, 2017

Study in Response to Consumer Demands for Humane Testing

Washington, D.C. — August 21, 2017 — A first-of-its kind collaborative project is underway to find a non-animal test method to replace the rabbit vaginal irritation test for personal lubricants. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the project a green light as part...

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...

New In Vitro Respiratory Laboratory, Marking 20 Years of Innovation in Non-Animal Testing

June 13, 2017

GAITHERSBURG, MD – June 13, 2017 – The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS), a leader in non-animal test methods, marked its 20th year with the opening of a new state-of-the-art in vitro respiratory exposure laboratory. The 1,000 square foot facility expands IIVS’ non-animal testing services to include rapid evaluation of potential respiratory hazards associated with novel ...

IIVS Celebrates 20th Anniversary, New Website, Expanded Laboratory Space

April 21, 2017

GAITHERSBURG, MD – January 27, 2017 – The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) is proud to announce its 20th anniversary as an international leader in the in vitro (non-animal) testing field. Founded in 1997, IIVS is unique in its position as a high quality testing laboratory while also offering technical and educational resources to increase the use and ...

IIVS Releases Training Video to Replace Animals in Testing

November 19, 2016

GAITHERSBURG, MD – October 12, 2016 – Funded by a grant from the European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA), the Institute for In Vitro Sciences, Inc.(IIVS) has released a technical training video that describes a cell-based in vitro method for assessing phototoxicity - the potential for chemicals to cause damage after being exposed to light. The 19-minute ...

Acceptance of First Non-Animal Method by China FDA Anticipated

November 2, 2016

GAITHERSBURG, MD – November 2, 2016 – The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) welcomes the news from China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) officials that – for the first time in China – data from a non-animal test method will soon be recognized for safety evaluations of cosmetics. The method, known as the 3T3 Phototoxicity assay, measures a chemical’s potential...

IIVS Announces Suite of Non-Animal Methods to Reduce Animal Testing for Skin Sensitization

September 6, 2016

GAITHERSBURG, MD – September 6, 2016 – In response to a newly published OECD Test Guideline, IIVS announces the addition of the Human Cell Line Activation Test (h-CLAT, OECD TG 442E) to its suite of non-animal assays to ...