Advancing Science & Animal Welfare Together | Special SOT 2023 Issue

62nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology

IIVS is looking forward to exhibiting at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology! If attending, please visit us during ToxExpo at booth #834.

New Partnership with Toxys

IIVS is pleased announce that we have entered into an agreement with Toxys to provide the ToxTracker® service. ToxTracker is a state-of-the-art, stem cell-based reporter assay providing insights into the mode-of-action (MOA) of pharmaceutical compounds, chemicals and personal care products. The assay combines multiple biomarkers for assessing genotoxic and non-genotoxic (including oxidative stress, protein misfolding and general cellular stress) MOAs. The results correlate well with standard genotoxicity assays and the platform is under currently under review by the OECD with the goal of Test Guideline approval.

For more information about this exciting partnership, please read our recent press release.

Toxys will be holding an Exhibitor Hosted Session titled: Regulatory Acceptance of ToxTracker: A New Approach Method for Genotoxicity Assessment: on Tuesday, March 21 in room 101D at the Convention Center where you can learn more about the assay.

Ancillary Meeting with RIFM

IIVS and the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM) invite you to join an Ancillary Session and reception highlighting our collaborative work using in vitro systems to model photosafety and respiratory toxicology.

The event is entitled: Research Institute for Fragrance Materials and Institute for In Vitro Sciences Collaborative Efforts Reception and takes place on Tuesday (March 21st) at 4:30-6:00 PM at the Music Row 3 room in the Omni Nashville Hotel. Complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks as well as light appetizers will be provided.

IIVS will also be presenting several posters during the conference:

Monday | March 20, 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Session: Alternatives to Mammalian Models I | Presenting Author: Gertrude-Emilia Costin

Abstract #3009 | Poster# P110| Abstract Title: Optimization of an In Vitro Preclinical Screening Tool for

Evaluation of Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Raw Ingredients and Finished Products

Monday | March 20, 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Session: Safety Evaluation of Nonpharmaceutical Products | Presenting Author: Katherine Bouchard

Abstract #3474 | Poster# P699| Abstract Title: Evaluation of Complex Compounds in the UV-Vis Absorption Spectra Method

Tuesday | March 21, 2:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Session: Alternatives to Mammalian Models II | Presenting Author: Kayla Cantrell

Abstract #3651 | Poster# P133 | Abstract Title: General Behaviors of Surfactants in the Bovine Corneal

Opacity and Permeability (BCOP) Assay

Session: Alternatives to Mammalian Models II | Presenting Author: Georgia Price

Abstract #3648| Poster# P130 | Abstract Title: Modifications in the RhE Phototoxicity Assay to Evaluate Long-Lasting Cosmetic Products

Session: Alternatives to Mammalian Models II | Presenting Author: Allison Hilberer

Abstract #3649| Poster# P131 | Abstract Title: Evaluation and Transferability of a New Approach Methodology to Address Photoallergy Potential

Session: Alternatives to Mammalian Models II | Presenting Author: Méry Marimoutou

Abstract #3646 | Poster# P128 | Abstract Title: Application of a Performance Characterization Protocol for the Assessment of Normal and Diseased Cryopreserved Human Precision-Cut Lung Slices

Wednesday | March 22, 10:45 AM -12:30 PM 

(COLLABORATIVE POSTER) Session: Skin and Dermal Toxicity | Presenting Author: Andrew Keebaugh (UES/Air Force Research Laboratory) 

Abstract# 4452 | Poster# P325 | Abstract Title: Development of Preliminary Candidate Surface Guidelines for Air Force-Relevant Dermal Sensitizers using New Approach Methodologies

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