In Vitro Testing Industrial Platform


The In Vitro Testing Industrial Platform (IVTIP), is an informal platform founded in 1993. Currently it comprises 36 companies from different sectors


IVTIP members are supportive of the 3Rs. They pursue opportunities in Reduction (of animal numbers) and Refinement (of existing animal experiments)


IVTIP follows up on the industrial applicability and acceptance of established 3R approaches. IVTIP provides an informal forum for networking with


IVTIP holds two scientific meetings a year. Some of those meetings are open to non-IVTIP members. The topics for the meetings are suggested by the

IVTIP at ESTIV2016 Congress, October 17-20, 2016

Together with ESTIV and CAAT, IVTIP is hosting a PreCongress Workshop on Good Cell Culture Practices on Monday, October 17, 2016 (12:00 hrs until 13:00 hrs). One of the speakers during this workshop will be IVTIP member Giel Hendriks of the Dutch company Toxys.
​The Workshop proceeds the ESTIV2016 Congress which will be held in Juan-les-Pins/Antibes, France from October 17 until October 20, 2016.
Furthermore, IVTIP and its members will be present at the ESTIV2016 exhibition in Juan-les-Pins/Antibes. You can find us at booth number 22 in the exhibition hall.

​The full program for ESTIV2016 can be downloaded from:



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Funding opportunities

Funding opportunities for the development of alternative methods are being made available a number of organizations. Please check out the following

News from Members

Fraunhofer ITEM workshop:"Cell-based in-vitro methods for investigations on biological effects of inhalable compounds" The Fraunhofer Institute for

News from the E.U.

EURL ECVAM Status Report 2015:

3R Information and interesting links

For more information on 3R initiatives and interesting links please click here. Suggestions for more interesting links can be sent to

IVTIP partners

  • CAAT
  • EPAA