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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. ...

IIVS Makes Shortlist for Prestigious LUSH Prize for its Work to Reduce Animal Testing

August 18, 2016
GAITHERSBURG, MD – August 18, 2016 - The Institute for In Vitro Sciences, Inc. (IIVS) is pleased to be among the projects and scientists that have made the shortlist for the 2016 LUSH Prize. Awarded by LUSH, the maker of fresh handmade cosmetics, the annual £250,000 prize recognizes achievements in the non-animal testing sector in five main categories: Lobbying, Public Awareness, Science, Training, and Young Researcher. IIVS was shortlisted for the Training category while IIVS scientists, Dr. Kim Norman and...

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...

European Association Supports Production of Training Videos for Non-Animal Tests

November 12, 2014
GAITHERSBURG, MD, BRUSSELS, BE - The European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) has partnered with US based Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) to produce a series of training videos on non-animal testing methods for the safety evaluation of products and ingredients. The first video in the series focuses on the Bovine Corneal Opacity and Permeability assay - a replacement for the Draize eye irritation test that utilizes live rabbits. “Videos can be an effective and efficient means...

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...

BASF Supports U.S. Non-Profit Laboratory to Promote Non-Animal Testing Methods

October 23, 2012
LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany and GAITHERSBURG, Md., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — BASF SE, the world’s leading chemical company, has provided U.S. based Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) with equipment critical to replacing the use of animals for eye irritation testing of certain chemicals. IIVS will place the units at each of its newly developed training laboratories in Xi’an, Beijing, and Guangzhou, China. With a long history in the development and use of non-animal methods, BASF engineered and produced the instrument, known as...