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June 2017

View Our Webinar on Skin Tone Modulation

June 30, 2017
View the recording and slides from our webinar on skin tone modulation that was held on Thurs., June 29. The one-hour webinar features IIVS study director, Dr. Gertrude-Emilia Costin, and Johnson & Johnson principal scientist, Dr. Manpreet Randhawa as they discuss optimized in vitro testing platforms using pigmented tissue models that assess the capacity of ingredients and formulations that impact skin tone.   ...

Registration Open for ASCCT Annual Meeting

June 30, 2017
Registration is now open for the 6th annual ASCCT meeting. The meeting will be held Sept. 21-22 at IIVS in Gaithersburg, MD. The meeting will focus on two key areas: replacing in vivo tests for acute systemic toxicity endpoints and LSCA implementation to reduce and replace animal testing. Abstracts are now being accepted. Learn more about the meeting and key dates at www.ascctox.org....

Awards of VITROCELL In Vitro Inhalation Exposure Systems

June 30, 2017
The PETA International Science Consortium (PISC) awarded four VITROCELL in vitro exposure systems to researchers from institutions in the UK, US, and Belgium who are leading the development of non-animal methods to test the toxicity of airborne substances. IIVS is grateful to PISC for donating the VITROCELL System for use in its new respiratory toxicology laboratory. The new lab provides  non-animal testing services for evaluating potential respiratory hazards associated with novel ingredients and chemistries used in fragrances, personal care products, household and institutional cleaning...

2017 LUSH Prize Nominations Open

June 19, 2017
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Lush Prize.  The annual prize rewards initiatives across science and campaigning that work to end or replace animal testing, particularly in the area of toxicology research. IIVS was honored to have received the first LUSH training prize in 2012.  Watch our short video as IIVS President, Erin Hill, reflects on the award. Entries are being accepted for the categories of Science, Training and Young Researchers.  Nominations close on Monday, July 24.  Judges will meet in September...

New Centre puts UWindsor at the Canadian Forefront of Alternatives to Animal Testing

June 16, 2017
The Canadian University of Windsor announces the opening of the Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods , the first of its kind in the country. The center will work side-by-side with regulators, primarily Health Canada, and international consortia to expedite the development, validation, and acceptance of alternative toxicity testing methods in Canada. Read more....

Navigating the Claim Substantiation Maze in Cosmetics Industry

June 15, 2017
Read this article by IIVS study director Dr. Gertrude-Emilia Costin and biologist Asha Shravanthi Pidathala in the June 2017 issue of Eurocosmetics.  The article examines modern, relevant, and reliable in vitro testing strategies using pigmented tissue models that assess the capacity of ingredients and formulations that impact skin tone.    ...

House Considers Bill to Ban Cosmetic Animal Testing

June 14, 2017
A bill has been reintroduced in the US House of Representatives that would ban cosmetic animal testing and prohibit the sale of products tested on animals. The Humane Cosmetics Act (HR 2790) – like a similar measure considered in the last session of Congress – was introduced with broad bipartisan support. Read more....

IIVS e-News – June 2017

June 13, 2017
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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 ingredients and chemistries used in fragrances, personal care products, household and institutional cleaning products, and a wide range of traditional and emerging tobacco...

Read the Latest Issue of IIVS e-News

June 13, 2017
Read the latest issue of our e-newsletter for an update on our new respiratory toxicology laboratory and an article by IIVS Study Director, Dr. G. Emilia Costin, on testing strategies for evaluating the potential of ingredients and products to modulate skin color.  View issue....