February 2018

Reducing the Use of Animals in Safety Testing: Strategic Roadmap Released

February 1, 2018
The National Toxicology Program, in collaboration with other US federal agencies, has published a strategic roadmap offering a new framework for the safety testing of drugs & chemicals aimed at reducing the use of animals. Read more....

IIVS in the News: Recent Articles Highlight Work to End Animal Testing in China

January 19, 2018
Recent news articles in the Washington Post and Bloomberg.com highlight China's efforts to move away from requiring animal testing of cosmetics, and the role of IIVS plays in providing much-needed training in alternative methods. Read more about our work in China....

IIVS and BASF Collaborate to Distribute Test Method to Replace Animal Testing in China

January 9, 2018
GAITHERSBURG, MD – January 9, 2018 – The Institute for In Vitro Sciences, Inc. (IIVS) today announced a collaboration with BASF to import a non-animal, cell based, safety test into China. The LuSens test, developed by BASF, is an in vitro test to detect the sensitization potential of chemicals to human skin. The test was developed to be license free and shared with the scientific community at-large. It has recently been incorporated into the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development...