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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 in line with China’s increased interest in alternatives to animal testing. In preparation, ZJIFDC partnered with IIVS to receive technical training...

IIVS in Allure Magazine – President Erin Hill Talks About Non-animal Testing of Cosmetics in China

October 24, 2017
IIVS President, Erin Hill, talked to Allure magazine about efforts to phase out animal testing of cosmetics in China and replace the practice with non-animal methods. The article, which appears in the November issue, examines that while animal testing is nearly non-existent in the U.S. and officially banned in the E.U., China’s regulatory agencies require animal testing of imported cosmetics and domestically manufactured ones, with some exceptions. Hill goes on to talk about the collaboration between IIVS and the Chinese...

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 and expands a three-year partnership between the NIFDC and IIVS. Currently China has mandatory animal testing for many products, including special...

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. ...

Director of CFDA, National Institute for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC) Visits IIVS

December 15, 2016
Composed of 11 technical institutes, the NIFDC is responsible for the registration and post market surveillance of drugs, traditional Chinese medicines, medical devices, food and cosmetics. In addition to inspecting and testing these products for safety, the NIFDC publishes National Reference Standards for testing methods (such as the newly published standard for the In Vitro 3T3 NRU Phototoxicity test) and provides technical assistance and guidance for provincial control institutes. Dr. Li Bo, Director of the NIFDC, visited IIVS to gain a...

US Institute Trains Chinese Scientists from Zhejiang FDA in Non-Animal Test Methods

August 31, 2015
GAITHERSBURG, Md.- In an effort to reduce the number of animals used in the registration and testing of cosmetics in China, US non-profit laboratory, the Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS), provided in-depth training for two scientists from the Zhejiang Food and Drug Administration’s Institute for Food and Drug Control (ZJFDA IFDC). The course focused on laboratory techniques using more predictive and human relevant test methods such as reconstructed human skin and eye models. The training was designed to assist...

China FDA Signs MOU with US Laboratory to Promote Non-Animal Testing Methods in China

June 17, 2014
GAITHERSBURG, MARYLAND – The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) last week signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Institute for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC), a subordinate agency of the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA). The two organizations will work collaboratively on a number of projects focused on cosmetic safety testing designed to promote in vitro (non-animal) techniques in China. In November 2013, IIVS held a week long training workshop at the NIFDC laboratory in Beijing to teach...

Technical Training in Non-Animal Safety Methods Held in China

December 19, 2013
GAITHERSBURG, MD, December 16, The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS), with support from its Industry Council for the Advancement of Regulatory Acceptance of Alternatives (ICARAA), conducted a training course on September 23-27 for in vitro safety testing methods for scientists from China’s NIFDC (National Institutes for Food and Drug Control), a division of the China Food and Drug Administration. The training was held at the Institute for Food and Cosmetic Control (IFCC) of the National Institutes for Food and Drug...