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PETA Science Group Donates $50,000 in Equipment to IIVS

October 11, 2019

Gaithersburg, Md. — Animals don't have to suffer for your cosmetics, cleaners, pesticides, or drugs. The PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. is donating $50,000 in equipment to the Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS), a nonprofit laboratory in Gaithersburg that conducts and develops animal-free test methods. IIVS will use the VITROCELL® Cloud inhalation exposure system — instead of ...

US EPA Commits to Dramatically Reduce Animal Testing

September 13, 2019

The US EPA has committed to dramatically reducing animal testing with a commitment for total elimination by the year 2035. IIVS is proud to have played a part in the move to reduce animal testing, starting with the successful development, and acceptance, of the non-animal eye-irritation defined approach, which was developed by an industry and regulatory consortium led by IIVS' CEO Rodger D. ...

PETA Science Group and Tobacco Companies Donate to Save Animals

August 28, 2019

Donated Equipment Will Help to Replace Animals in Respiratory Toxicity Testing

Gaithersburg, MD — The PETA International Science Consortium Ltd., Imperial Brands PLC, Altria Client Services (ALCS), British American Tobacco PLC, and Philip Morris International Inc have joined together to donate equipment that can help to replace the use of animals in respiratory testing...

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 ...

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 ...

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 Cosmetic & Personal Care | alternative methods | Alternative Testing Methods | alternatives to animal testing | non-animal testing

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 ...

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 ...