Non Animal Testing, Alternative Test Methods, In Vitro Toxicology, IIVS | 2012
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November 2012

US Laboratory Wins First Annual Training Prize by Lush Cosmetics

November 16, 2012
Gaithersburg, MD, November 16, 2012: The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS), a non-profit laboratory, received the first annual Lush Training Prize during an award ceremony in London yesterday. The prize is a joint project between the global handmade cosmetics company and Ethical Consumer magazine. Designed to bring forward the date when products and chemicals are no longer tested on animals, the prize recognizes individuals or organizations who have excelled in establishing training programs to make scientists aware of the...

First LUSH Training Prize Rewards Groups in USA and UK

November 16, 2012
At an award ceremony being held in London today, two groups shared the £50,000 Lush Training Prize for making ‘outstanding contributions’ to training researchers in non-animal methods. The winners were: The Institute for In Vitro Sciences, USA – for their work on training researchers from Brazil to China InterNICHE, co-ordinated from the UK – for their training work in former Soviet states, South America and Africa The new annual Lush Training Prize, a joint project between the global handmade cosmetics company and...

EPAA Annual Conference

November 16, 2012
“Strong international cooperation is the future of alternatives to animal testing” ‐ Memorandum of Understanding with US‐based Institute for In Vitro Sciences signed ‐ Researcher from Germany‐based Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research awarded with the 3Rs Science Award 2012 16th November 2012, Brussels Centre de Conferences Albert Borschette: Today, the European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) organized its 8th Annual Conference in Brussels. EPAA is a unique collaboration between five EU Commission services and seven industry sectors ‐ animal health,...

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...