Non Animal Testing, Alternative Test Methods, In Vitro Toxicology, IIVS | 2019
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August 2019

Register Now for 2020 Practical Methods for In Vitro Toxicology Workshop

August 22, 2019
Register Now! Registration is open for our 2020 Practical Methods for In Vitro Toxicology Workshop which will be held at our facilities in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, and will begin on Monday afternoon, January 13, and finish on Thursday afternoon, January 16. This intensive workshop includes presentations from IIVS scientists and guest speakers. In addition, attendees will benefit from valuable hands-on experience working with in vitro techniques in the laboratory. The workshop is suitable for both those who are just beginning to use...

See You at EUROTOX 2019!

August 15, 2019
  IIVS is excited about meeting attendees of the 55th EUROTOX conference! Please join us at booth #34 to meet our representatives who are looking forward to discussing trends and New Methodologies in Alternative Approaches (NAMs) to toxicological research, as well providing updates on services offered by our organization! Also, don’t miss our posters: The kinetic Direct Peptide Reactivity Assay (kDPRA): An in chemico method to characterize the skin sensitization potency of chemicals (Poster Viewing 1) Increased Throughput and Cryopreservation of Precision-Cut Lung...

2020 Practical Methods for In Vitro Toxicology Workshop Announced

July 26, 2019
Save The Dates! IIVS is pleased to announce the dates for our 2020 Practical Methods for In Vitro Toxicology Workshop which will be held at our facilities in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, and will begin on Monday afternoon, January 13, and finish on Thursday afternoon, January 16. This intensive workshop includes presentations from IIVS scientists and guest speakers. In addition, attendees will benefit from valuable hands-on experience working with in vitro techniques in the laboratory. The workshop is suitable for both those who...

IIVS and Partners Win Contract from the European Commission to Develop Training for Non-animal Testing Methods

July 16, 2019
July 16, 2019, Gaithersburg, MD – The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) is pleased to announce it is part of a winning consortium, headed by SYRCLE (the Systematic Review Centre for Laboratory animal Experimentation), to develop interactive eLearning training modules. The application of the Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of animal testing, commonly known as “The 3Rs,” is a requirement in the European Union Directive 2010/63/EU “on protection of animals used for scientific purposes.” Training is an essential component to...

Creation of Italian Working Group on Alternative Methods

June 18, 2019
The Italian Health Ministry recently announced the creation of a working group for the promotion of alternative methods. Experts on alternative methods, along with stakeholders, will meet monthly and update the health minister every six months. The group has been tasked with a number of responsibilities, including ensuring the proper implementation of the 2013 EU ban on animal testing for cosmetics and the correct use — and adequate funding — of alternative methods. More Information: Centro3R Italian Health Ministry Press Release (in...

Toxicologist I

May 14, 2019
We are seeking a full time Toxicologist I/Study Director to work in our Gaithersburg office. This is an exciting opportunity to join and grow with our team to contribute and share in our company vision: A day when methods based on humane, wisely applied science will be used by industry and the regulatory agencies to understand the true safety and efficacy of substances.   Specific Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to: Participate in the management of the dermal and ocular programs. ...

European Partnership Supports IIVS Training of Chinese Scientists in Non-animal Tests

May 9, 2019
Gaithersburg, MD – May 8, 2019 – The Institute for In Vitro Sciences, Inc. (IIVS) has received a grant from the European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) to support its annual training of Chinese scientists in non-animal testing methods. As part of the agreement, two scientists from BASF SE, a member of EPAA, will join IIVS to provide hands-on training in China for four non-animal approaches for skin sensitization. This training follows the recent announcement by China’s...

Post-doctoral Scientist (Respiratory Toxicology Program)

May 6, 2019
We are seeking a full time Post-doctoral Scientist (who may serve in a Study Director role, as applicable) to assist in the Respiratory Toxicology Program in our Gaithersburg office. Experience/education in in vitro and/or ex vivo toxicology is required, with experience in respiratory sensitization, or immunological processes germane to the science, necessary. A background and/or familiarity with long term pulmonary disease processes (e.g. chronic inflammation, fibrosis, COPD) is highly desired. This is an exciting opportunity to join and grow with our...

Technical Writer I

April 22, 2019
We are seeking a Technical Writer I (entry level) to work in our Gaithersburg office. This position is full time; approximately 30-40 hours per week. This is an exciting opportunity to join and grow with our team to contribute and share in our company vision: A day when methods based on humane, wisely applied science will be used by industry and the regulatory agencies to understand the true safety and efficacy of substances.   Job Duties and Capabilities may include, but are not...

Colombia and Canada Move Toward Animal Testing Ban

April 18, 2019
The past seven days saw both Colombia and Canada make strides towards banning animal testing for cosmetics. In Colombia, the House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill to prohibit the use of animals in testing for both cosmetics and personal care products. The bill will now move to the Senate for a vote. If approved there, the law would come in to affect within a year of the vote. A promising first step was taken in Canada where a bill advocating for...