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April 2019

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...

Toxicologist I (Sensitization)

April 18, 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 skin sensitizer screening program. ...

Accounting Assistant

April 18, 2019
We are seeking a full time Accounting Assistant (30-40 hours per week) 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. The Accounting Assistant provides support to the Controller by performing data entry, processing and recording...

PCRM & IIVS Co-Host FREE Training

April 17, 2019
The two day training, NURA: Evaluating Toxicology Information using Modern Science, will be held at IIVS on May 21-22, 2019. Training will be presented by regulators, industry personnel, and toxicology experts and will focus on how to incorporate modern methods into your testing strategies and safety assessments. Register now to secure your spot.    ...

Save the Dates for ESTIV 2020!

April 15, 2019
The 21st International Congress for the European Society of Toxicology In Vitro (ESTIV) will be held 8-11 June 2020 in Sitges, Spain, about 20 miles southwest of Barcelona. The general theme is "Key enabling non-animal technologies for research, education and testing." More specifics, including abstract submission, registration and housing to come....

IIVS and BMS Co-authored Article Receives Publisher’s Award at SOT 2019

April 10, 2019
IIVS is proud to announce that the journal article Evaluation of a tiered in vitro testing strategy for assessing the ocular and dermal irritation/corrosion potential of pharmaceutical compounds for worker safety, co-authored by IIVS and Bristol-Myers Squibb, was awarded the Prize for the Outstanding Dermal Toxicology paper published in Cutaneous & Ocular Toxicology in 2018. Recognition was provided by the editor of the journal, A. Wallace Hayes, on behalf of the publisher, Taylor & Francis, during the 2019 Annual Meeting...

The Björn Ekwall Memorial Award Winner 2019

April 9, 2019
IIVS is pleased to congratulate Jan van der Valk, Ph.D., director of the 3Rs-Centre Utrecht Life Sciences, who has been awarded the Björn Ekwall Memorial Award for 2019 for his work to encourage the replacement of fetal bovine serum (FCS) in cell culture medium. Additionally, he has been recognized for establishing the fetal bovine serum free database, a forum to allow discussion between researchers on the applicability of alternatives to FCS....

China’s Acceptance of Certain Non-Animal Testing Methods for the Regulation of Cosmetics

April 3, 2019
Gaithersburg, MD – April 3, 2019 – The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) applauds China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) for their acceptance of certain non-animal (alternative) test methods for the regulation of cosmetics. In a notice issued on March 22, the NMPA drafted acceptance of nine test methods including: Direct Peptide Reaction Assay (DPRA) for Skin Sensitization (OECD TG 442C) Short Time Exposure Assay (STE) for eye irritation (OECD TG 491) These new regulations will go into effect January...