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 broader understanding of the work we do and to thank the Institute for the role it has played in bringing non-animal test methods to China. IIVS has been recognized by both the CFDA and the NIFDC as a major contributor to their plan to adopt non-animal methods for the registration and surveillance of cosmetics.