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10/13/20 - Ask a RIFM Scientist: What is TTC, and how does it help avoid animal testing?

The TTC approach has been developed and refined over three decades. It plays a strategic role in the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials’ (RIFM’s) commitment to ensuring the safe use of fragrance ingredients without using animals.

8/18/20 - An invitation to 2020 FORESIGHT | RIFM�s 54th Annual Meeting

Register now for 2020 FORESIGHT | RIFM’s 54th Annual Meeting

8/13/20 - A fragrance EPA-approved to repel bugs

Fragrance ingredient nootkatone was just EPA-approved for use repelling dangerous insects

7/9/20 - Ask a RIFM Scientist: What is potency, and what does it tell us?

RIFM's Isabelle Lee, PhD, talks about why understanding an ingredient's potency critical to ensuring its safe use.

6/23/20 - Ask a RIFM Scientist: What can 30 years of confirmation testing tell us?

CNIH studies have been used by RIFM scientists for more than three decades to ethically confirm exposure levels below which skin sensitization is not expected to occur.

6/3/20 - Ask a RIFM Scientist: What is skin sensitization, and why study it?

Skin is the largest organ of the body, and skin health is critical to our overall health and quality of life. Mihwa Na, PhD, leads RIFM’s skin sensitization team.

5/28/20 - RIFM Publishes Groundbreaking New Paper on Fragrance Ingredient Clustering and Read-across

Ground-breaking study presents a novel way of clustering a chemical inventory and defines a tiered approach to identify read-across analogs for filling data gaps.

5/13/20 - Ask a RIFM Scientist: Can an egg save animal lives?

Award-winning scientist Yax Thakkar, MS, leads RIFM’s genotoxicity testing program. This week, we talked with Mr. Thakkar about exciting new research using chicken egg models.

5/5/20 - Ask a RIFM Scientist: What is genotoxicity, and why study it?

Post-doctoral researcher Holger Moustakas, PhD, is part of the genotoxicity team at RIFM that evaluates the potential genetic impact of fragrance ingredients.

4/29/20 - Ask a RIFM Scientist: Can artificial intelligence help evaluate safety?

In last week’s Ask a RIFM Scientist, we hinted at the impact that artificial intelligence is beginning to have on our understanding of chemicals. This week, we take a deeper dive.

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