News & IIVS Activities

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...

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 ...

Services and Tools for COVID-19 Drug Development

May 21, 2020

IIVS provides robust test systems and assays to detect the adverse effects of diverse materials, including pharmaceuticals targeting COVID-19. The IIVS Respiratory Toxicology Program offers testing services using cutting edge 3D pulmonary models - in addition to human 2D primary cells and lines - such as reconstructed human airways and human precision-cut human lung slices (hPCLS) that contain ...