About the Institute
The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) is a non-profit organization wholly dedicated to the advancement of alternative testing methods. Rigorous scientific and compliance programs coupled with Education and Outreach initiatives have established IIVS as a global leader in the advancement of alternatives to animal testing. IIVS was founded in 1997 and is a primary provider of in vitro testing methods in support of toxicological safety evaluations for both industry and government.
To achieve our mission, IIVS has created a framework based upon three integrated centers of excellence: Science, Education and Outreach. This foundation provides a unique forum in which our customers, contributors, regulatory agencies and animal protection organizations can work collaboratively to advance science and animal welfare.
Whether this is your first step in applying alternative testing or you have strategically integrated alternatives within your testing programs, IIVS has the scientific resources and expertise to support you. To learn more about how to get started with an alternatives program click here.
IIVS is proud to be supported by our generous contributors whose goals and principles align with ours. Their support is fundamental to the success of our Educational and Outreach programs. If you are interested in supporting our work, please view our Contributors page.
We encourage you to explore our website and contact us directly to learn how we can help you.