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News & IIVS Activities

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 ...

PCRM & IIVS Co-Host FREE Training

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. EPA | FIFRA | in vitro toxicology training | NAMs | New Approach Methodologies | NURA | PCRM | TSCA

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...

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:

Illinois’ Senate Bans Sale of Cosmetics Tested on Animals

March 28, 2019

The Illinois state Senate has passed a bill which would amend the state's Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act to include a ban on the sale or import of cosmetics that have been tested on animals. Overall, the bill is in ...

EUSAAT 2019 Registration Open!

March 27, 2019

EUSAAT has opened registration for the 19th Annual Congress in Linz, 10-13 October 2019. The deadline for abstract submissions for both oral presentations and posters is 14 June 2019. Please read the 3R Principles | EUSAAT 2019 | Linz 2019 | YSTA 2019

China’s NMPA Approves Two New In Vitro Methods For Regulating Cosmetics

March 22, 2019

We are pleased to share that today China’s National Medical Products Association (NMPA) has approved new methods for the regulations of cosmetics.  Among these are two in vitro methods: DPRA for skin sensitization and the Short Time ...

DPRA | Short Time Exposure | Cosmetic & Personal Care | Alternative Testing Methods | China