News & IIVS Activities

IIVS Releases Training Video to Replace Animals in Testing

November 19, 2016

GAITHERSBURG, MD – October 12, 2016 – Funded by a grant from the European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA), the Institute for In Vitro Sciences, Inc.(IIVS) has released a technical training video that describes a cell-based in vitro method for assessing phototoxicity - the potential for chemicals to cause damage after being exposed to light. The 19-minute ...

Taiwan Bans Cosmetics Animal Testing from 2019

October 26, 2016
Chemical Watch

Taiwan has passed a bill to ban cosmetics testing on animals. With a three-year implementation period in place, it will take effect from October 2019...

New Appointment for IIVS Study Director Emilia Costin

October 18, 2016

IIVS study director, Emilia Costin has joined the Scientific Advisory Board of the Romanian Center for Alternative Test Methods (ROCAM). ROCAM was established in June 2015 with the main goal to support and promote the 3Rs principles in Romania and regionally.  Congratulations Emilia...

Advancing Non-animal Testing Methods: First Set of Novel Knowledge Tools Published

October 18, 2016
ScienceDaily

An adverse outcome pathway, or AOP, is a highly structured way of describing a toxicological process which can lead to an adverse health effect in humans or wildlife, caused by an unsafe exposure to a chemical substance. The first five adverse outcome pathways have now been published by experts. The AOPs are novel knowledge management tools in toxicology and are useful for supporting risk ...

Momentum Grows for Modernizing the US EPA “Six-Pack” Battery of Acute Toxicity Tests

January 15, 2016

In the current global regulatory climate favorable for further advancement of in vitro test methods, the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) is driving significant efforts in the United States. The latest endeavor targets the modernization of the battery of acute toxicity tests classically known as the “six-pack” (Fig. 1a). Known for many years as an “all in vivo

Momentum Grows for Modernizing the US EPA “Six-pack” Battery of Acute Toxicity Tests

January 13, 2016

Fig. 1a: The US EPA battery of acute toxicity tests. The blue dotted lines in association with the blue framed boxes indicate existing in vitro test methods adopted as OECD Test Guidelines and that could be considered for evaluation of their capacity. In the current global regulatory climate favorable for further advancement of in vitro test methods, the US Environmental Protection ...