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IIVS Receives Support for Non-Animal Testing From RIFM

September 9, 2019

September 10, 2019, Gaithersburg, MD – The Institute for In Vitro Sciences, Inc. (IIVS) is excited to announce that it has received a grant from the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM) to support its mission to promote non-animal methods. The grant will be used to purchase equipment that will enable IIVS to expand capabilities and offer several non-animal tests in ...

PETA Science Group and Tobacco Companies Donate to Save Animals

August 28, 2019

Donated Equipment Will Help to Replace Animals in Respiratory Toxicity Testing

Gaithersburg, MD — The PETA International Science Consortium Ltd., Imperial Brands PLC, Altria Client Services (ALCS), British American Tobacco PLC, and Philip Morris International Inc have joined together to donate equipment that can help to replace the use of animals in respiratory testing...

IIVS and Partners Win Contract from the European Commission to Develop Training for Non-animal Testing Methods

July 16, 2019

July 16, 2019, Gaithersburg, MD – The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) is pleased to announce it is part of a winning consortium, headed by SYRCLE (the Systematic Review Centre for Laboratory animal Experimentation), to develop interactive eLearning training modules. The application of the Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of animal testing, commonly known as “The ...

European Partnership Supports IIVS Training of Chinese Scientists in Non-animal Tests

May 9, 2019

Gaithersburg, MD – May 8, 2019 – The Institute for In Vitro Sciences, Inc. (IIVS) has received a grant from the European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) to support its annual ...

China’s Acceptance of Certain Non-Animal Testing Methods for the Regulation of Cosmetics

April 3, 2019

Gaithersburg, MD – April 3, 2019 – The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) applauds China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) for their acceptance of certain non-animal (alternative) test methods for the regulation of cosmetics. In a notice issued on March 22, the NMPA drafted acceptance of nine test methods including:

IIVS Appointed to China’s Alternatives Working Group for Cosmetics

October 9, 2018

Gaithersburg, MD – October 9, 2018 – U.S. based Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) has been invited by China’s National Institute for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC) to join their working group on alternatives for cosmetics.  The newly established group was announced by the NIFDC during their 2nd International ...

IIVS Collaborates with BASF and Givaudan to Validate a Non-animal Test for Regulatory Submissions

August 28, 2018

GAITHERSBURG, MD –August 28– The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS), with an established track record in the validation of alternatives to animal testing, is teaming up with BASF and Givaudan to validate an improved skin sensitization reactivity method to address the needs of ...

IIVS Names Frank Gerberick as Chief Scientific Advisor

March 1, 2018

GAITHERSBURG, MD – March 1, 2018 – The Institute for In Vitro Sciences, Inc. (IIVS) announced that it has appointed Frank Gerberick, PhD as its Chief Scientific Advisor. With his expertise and knowledge of technological advances and industry trends, Dr. Gerberick will advise the organization’s governing body on scientific matters and make recommendations on future directions...

IIVS and BASF Collaborate to Distribute Test Method to Replace Animal Testing in China

January 9, 2018

GAITHERSBURG, MD – January 9, 2018 – The Institute for In Vitro Sciences, Inc. (IIVS) today announced a collaboration with BASF to import a non-animal, cell based, safety test into China. The LuSens test, developed by BASF, is an in vitro...

IIVS Announces the Opening of a Non-animal Testing Laboratory in China

November 14, 2017

GAITHERSBURG, MD – Nov. 14, 2017 – The Zhejiang Institute for Food and Drug Control (ZJIFDC), responsible for  regulatory review of food, drugs, and cosmetics produced in Zhejiang province, has opened a non-animal testing laboratory after successful scientific collaboration with IIVS.  Based near Shanghai, the ZJIFDC made the decision to open the new lab back in 2013 to keep...