News & IIVS Activities

IIVS 2023 Impact Report

March 20, 2024

I am happy to present to you the Institute for In Vitro Sciences' (IIVS) 2023 annual report, marking my first year serving as President. It has been an honor to lead the IIVS team through a period of growth and transformation, and I am excited to share with you the progress we have made in advancing new approach methodologies in toxicological research. In addition to my appointment, we welcomed ...

IIVS Partners with SkynFuture to Further In Vitro Research Techniques

September 18, 2023

IIVS is pleased to announce a partnership with SkynFuture, a cosmetics and skincare brand within the UniAsia cosmetics company. IIVS and SkynFuture will collaborate to develop and optimize human-relevant research and testing methods to assess the safety and efficacy of skincare products, and conduct training and other activities to advance non-animal test methods in China.

IIVS Acquires Licenses to Work with DEA Schedule I Materials

July 29, 2023

IIVS is pleased to announce that our lab has acquired the necessary State and Federal licenses required to work with several materials and compounds listed on DEA Schedule 1. These include cannabis and Δ9-THC and related cannabinoids (DEA Drug Codes 7360 & 7370). Our state-of-the art exposure systems include the Vitrocell® VC-1 and Cloud which able to generate smoke and nebulize liquid ...

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...