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In Vitro and Alternative Methods Specialty Section

The In Vitro and Alternative Methods Specialty Section was founded in 1994 and consists of members who have expertise or special interest in the application of in vitro techniques to address problems of cellular toxicity, with a special emphasis on product safety evaluation.

Goals

  • Encourage widespread use of in vitro and alternative methods to reduce, refine and replace animal testing in toxicology

  • Increase effectiveness of in vitro and alternative methods through emphasis on predictability and validation

  • Inform and encourage growth of in vitro and alternative methods through programs and educational activities on current and new developments

  • Serve as a resource to the Society of Toxicology and its members pertaining to all aspects of in vitro and alternative methods.