News & IIVS Activities

IIVS and Toxys Enter Into Agreement to Offer ToxTracker® for In Vitro Genetic Toxicity Evaluation

March 9, 2023

The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) and Toxys have entered into a license agreement that allows IIVS to offer the ToxTracker® assay. ToxTracker is an innovative in vitroassay allowing identification of the genotoxic and potentially carcinogenic properties of novel and existing drugs, (agro)chemicals, cosmetics and other substances without the use of animal testing...

IIVS Toxicologist Presents on Safety Testing in Latin America

September 1, 2022

IIVS Toxicologist Dr. Argel Islas-Robles participated last week as speaker on the “In Vitro Science Webinars Series" focusing on the topic of non-Animal Methods for dermal and ocular testing on personal care and cosmetics (presentation in Spanish). This was first in a series of events designed to highlight New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) for human and environmental safety without the use of ...

Participation at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cellular and Computational Toxicology is Complimentary This Year!

August 2, 2021
As we are once again meeting online, we are pleased to announce that access to the 2021 meeting will be FREE for all attendees. However, if you are interested in helping further ASCCT’s activities, please consider becoming a member—one-year memberships for students are only $20 USD, and ...

IIVS Co-Publishes Article on Ocular Animal Model Alternatives

April 20, 2021

The human eye may be exposed to chemicals through various situations, such as accidental splashing or exposure to chemical particles, vapours or gases. Workers and consumers are usually advised to immediately wash eyes generously with water following exposure...

IIVS to collaborate with RIFM to develop non-animal technologies for respiratory allergy

March 31, 2021

The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) and the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM) announce a collaboration to develop a non-animal (in vitro) test designed to assess potential respiratory allergens...

China to Exempt Animal Testing for Imported General Cosmetics on May 1

March 4, 2021

IIVS is pleased to see China providing a pathway for the importation of certain cosmetics without #animaltesting. The pathway does contain certain requirements that the international community must strive to meet - but it is certainly a major step forward...

Validation of the 3D RSMN Assay

February 10, 2021

IIVS is excited to have taken part in the validation of the Reconstructed Skin Micronucleus Assay as a big step towards the establishment of an OECD test guideline. Read the Full Article Here

IIVS e-News – October 2020

September 28, 2020

IIVS is pleased to announce that Allison Hilberer will participate in the OECD Test Guidelines Programme Expert Groups (OECD TG EG) for eye and skin irritation, phototoxicity and skin sensitization. Allison is a Toxicologist II and Study Director at IIVS where she oversees the conduct of in vitrostudies in these areas. Allison has also been involved in many validation ...

IIVS, RIFM and Shiseido Partner to Transfer Non-animal Photosafety Tests

July 14, 2020

The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) has entered into an agreement with Shiseido and the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM) to support the technology transfer of non-animal tests for photosafety testing. The program aims to build upon IIVS’ current photosafety tiered testing program, which addresses photoirritation, through the development of additional testing strategies to...