IIVS News

Toxicity Testing: Read Between the Lines

April 13, 2017

Skin toxicity testing  was the focus of a full-day seminar held during In-Cosmetics 2017. Attendees learned about everything from skin absorption and metabolism, to cytotoxicity, phototoxicity and sensitization. IIVS Study Director, Dr. Tinashe Ruwona, presented on integrated testing strategies to evaluate the skin sensitization potential of cosmetics. However, the biggest take-away from the ...

IIVS Attends In-Cosmetics Global

April 4, 2017

IIVS President, Erin Hill, and Study Director, Tinashe Ruwona are attending the In-Cosmetics Global meeting, April 4-6, in London.  Dr. Ruwona, who leads our skin sensitization screening program, presented during the Skin Toxicology Workshop. His presentation,  "Integrated Testing Strategies for Assessing the Skin Sensitization Potential of Cosmetics",  Dr. Ruwona explores the ...

View our Posters from SOT

March 10, 2017

We would like to give our sincere thanks to everyone who visited us at the SOT meeting.  If you missed any of our posters or would like to have another look, you can view them here

Special issue of Applied In Vitro Toxicology: Next Generation Tobacco Products

March 10, 2017

Check out the recently released special issue of Applied In Vitro Toxicology: Application of In Vitro Toxicology Approaches for the Evaluation of Next-Generation Nicotine Products.  The issue includes several articles by IIVS scientists and other experts. View the issue online. Acute Respiratory Toxicity | Chronic Respiratory Toxicity | Goblet Cell Hyperplasia | Pulmonary Models | Respiratory Toxicology | Tobacco

IIVS e-News – March 2017

March 2, 2017

Read the latest issue of our newsletter: IIVS at SOT 2017: Ancillary Meetings, posters, the IIVS booth;  IIVS 20th Anniversary celebration on June 12,  introducing our new website, update on our new respiratory toxicology lab, and much more.  Read more.

IIVS Director of Quality & Compliance to Present on GLPs

January 26, 2017

Amanda Ulrey, RQAP-GLP, IIVS Director of Quality & Compliance, will be presenting at the 2nd Good Laboratory Practice Compliance Summit and the SQA Annual Meeting & Quality College. Jan. 26-27, ...

2017 Practical Methods for In Vitro Toxicology Workshop Wraps Up

January 12, 2017

IIVS welcomed twelve individuals from industry and academia for its 2017 Practical Methods in In Vitro Toxicology Workshop. The intensive four-day workshop included a combination of lectures and hands-on laboratory activities on the latest in vitro test methods. The next workshop will be held in January 2018. In the lab Hands-on laboratory experience...

Director of CFDA, National Institute for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC) Visits IIVS

December 15, 2016

Composed of 11 technical institutes, the NIFDC is responsible for the registration and post market surveillance of drugs, traditional Chinese medicines, medical devices, food and cosmetics. In addition to inspecting and testing these products for safety, the NIFDC publishes National Reference Standards for testing methods (such as the newly published standard for the In Vitro 3T3 NRU Phototoxicity...

First Non-Animal Test Method Accepted by China FDA

December 1, 2016

IIVS and stakeholders around the world welcomed the announcement last month by the CFDA that data from a non-animal test method can now be used to substantiate the safety of cosmetics made in China. The test, known as the In Vitro 3T3 NRU Phototoxicity Test (

IIVS Holds Workshop for University of Maryland Students

November 21, 2016

IIVS hosted its fourth annual toxicology workshop for students from the University of Maryland College Park chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES UMD).  The workshop, held on Nov. 19 at IIVS in Gaithersburg, MD, featured a combination of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on laboratory sessions introducing the students to the concepts of adverse outcome pathways and approaches to ...