Research & Development

Colab seeks to validate a non-animal test for regulatory submission

Test-tubes-pixabayThe Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS), which has an established track record in the validation of alternatives to animal testing, teamed up with BASF and Givaudan. The collaboration focused on validating an improved skin sensitisation reactivity method to address the needs of toxicologists and regulators.

Blockchain to combat type 2 diabetes epidemic in India

India-flag-pixabayA pioneering diabetes pilot to collect, sequence and analyse DNA in India, with the aim of using the data for improved diagnosis and treatment of a disease that is devastating the country.

IIVS collaborates with BASF and Givaudan to validate a non-animal test for regulatory submissions

BASF-logoThe 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 sensitisation reactivity method to address the needs of toxicologists and regulators.

Survey sheds light on weird allergies

Allergy-pixabayIt’s hayfever season – the time of year when nature releases gazillions of microscopic pollen spores into the atmosphere, but while springtime has a whopping 17 million (30 percent) of South Africans in a frenzy, our nation also seems to grapple with much rarer allergies.

Lactospore found to reverse depression symptoms

Lactospore-SabinsaA clinical study conducted in India and published in the peer reviewed journal Food & Nutrition Research reported that adults with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) showed improvement from co-existing depression when they took a probiotic strain Bacillus coagulans MTCC 5856 (2 billion spores per day); subjects of the study given a placebo did not report the same improvement.

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