Documents & Resources

Good In Vitro Method Practices Certification: A Roadmap for Implementation and Harmonization

October 7, 2022
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) guidance document on Good In Vitro Method Practices (GIVIMP) details a set of quality standards to improve both the quality of and confidence in newly developed, and routinely executed in vitro methods. Currently a practical guide to implement GIVMP standards is missing; leaving organizations to define the best approach for themselves.

IIVS is Pleased to Announce the Co-Publication of Three Articles

August 25, 2022

IIVS is pleased to announce the co-publication of several respiratory-based articles highlighting: the characterization and recommendations for non-animal techniques used to model mucociliary clearance in human-derived test systems, the dosimetry of tobacco products for in vitro testing and a third article covering the use of New Approach Methodologies to nicotine containing products in a regulatory environment.

Key Challenges for In Vitro Testing of Tobacco Products for Regulatory applications: Recommendations for Dosimetry

Ciliary Beat Frequency: Proceedings and Recommendations from a Multi-laboratory Ring Trial Using 3-D Reconstituted Human Airway Epithelium to Model Mucociliary Clearance

Use of New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) to Meet Regulatory Requirements for the Assessment of Tobacco and Other Nicotine-Containing Products

Eye Irritation Testing and Beyond

May 18, 2022

If you missed the webinar: Establishing Scientific Confidence in New Approach Methodologies (NAMs): Eye Irritation Testing and Beyond, co-sponsored by the Risk Assessment and In Vitro and Alternative Methods Specialty Sections of SOT, a recording is now posted. Speakers included Hans Raabe (IIVS) and Dr. Amy Clippinger...

IIVS Posters at SOT 2022

April 14, 2022

Thank you to all who visited our booth or poster sessions at the 2022 Society of Toxicology annual meeting. If you would like copies of any of the poster presented we now have them available to view online (more…)

Evaluating the Use of Predictive Models in Combination with In Vitro Assays

April 11, 2022

IIVS is excited to announce the publication of 2 papers evaluating the use of predictive models in combination with in vitro assays to provide a quantitative assessment of skin sensitization potential. This work is presented Drs. Frank Gerberick (GF3 Consultancy, Chief Scientific Advisor to IIVS) and Andreas Natsch (Senior Research Fellow at Givaudan ) (more…)

Use of alternative test methods in a tiered testing approach to address photoirritation potential of fragrance materials

January 3, 2022

Happy New Year! IIVS is pleased to greet 2022 with the announcement of a joint publication with the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM) involving the evaluation of photoirritation potential of over 100 compounds. This effort, spanning the course of 7 years, involved a tiered testing approach with the application of 3 OECD test guidelines: TG 101, 432 and the recently accepted 498, which codifies the acceptance of Reconstructed human Epidermis as a model for assessing this endpoint. Read the full article here.

How a GIVIMP Certification Program Can Increase Confidence in In Vitro Methods

April 20, 2021

Regulatory bodies, validation authorities, method developers, and industry toxicologists realize the need to increase confidence in the scientific validity of novel in vitro methods – especially those being proposed for regulatory application .

Acute Electronic Vapour Product Whole Aerosol Exposure of 3D Human Bronchial Tissue

March 2, 2021

IIVS is excited to have taken part in a new publication highlighting the use of non-animal methods to compare cellular and molecular responses of tobacco smoke and Electronic Vapor Product aerosols. Read and Download the open access article here.

Webinar : Use of Non-animal Skin Sensitization Methods

June 3, 2020

A recorded webinar on the "Use of Non-animal Skin Sensitization Methods" by IIVS’s Hans Raabe and US EPA's Gino Scarano and James Cox is now available for viewing at The webinar reviews the status of Non-Animal methods acceptance of skin sensitization testing ...

Phototox and BCOP Russian Translations

February 25, 2020

IIVS, in collaboration with EPAA, is pleased to announce that our training videos for eye irritation and phototoxicity are now available with Russian subtitles. To view subtitled versions in different languages including Chinese, Portuguese and Spanish, please visit our YouTube channel.