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IIVS conducts 4th Annual Training in China while China FDA approves first non-animal test method.

IIVS conducted its 4th annual training of CFDA provincial regulators in Hangzhou, China in early November. Following the training, IIVS and stakeholders around the world welcomed the announcement (http:// bit.ly/2ivdu8q) by the CFD A 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 Assay (OECD Test Guideline 432), measures a chemical's potential to cause harm after exposure to light. (See article below about training video.)

Training by IIVS scientists is a key component of a Memorandum of Understanding between the CFDA's National Institute for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC) and IIVS, and is designed to assist the CFDA with the adoption and implementation of non-animal methods. To date over 400 scientists have received hands-on training in non-animal methods, including the 3T3 Phototoxicity Assay. These training efforts are supported by IIVS' Industry Council for the Advancement of Regulatory Acceptance of Alternatives (ICARAA).

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Title Annotation:Corners
Publication:ALTEX: Alternatives to Animal Experimentation
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:9CHIN
Date:Mar 22, 2017
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