7/14/21 - RIFM & SenzaGen further expand collaboration

“Skin sensitization from fragrance ingredients is a rare but serious allergic response,” RIFM Senior Scientist Mihwa Na, PhD, explains, “which is why RIFM works to scientifically identify the dose below which we would not expect a fragrance ingredient to induce this condition.”

6/16/21 - Ask a RIFM Scientist: What environmental research does RIFM conduct?

Because science is a constantly evolving understanding of our world, the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM) conducts research to refine its environmental hazard and risk safety assessments.

4/14/21 - Ask a RIFM Scientist: How does RIFM support environmental safety?

RIFM works to ensure that we can all enjoy our favorite fragranced products while maintaining ecological health.

4/5/21 - 30th anniversary of an era-shifting olfactory study

Thirty years ago today—on April 5, 1991—Linda Buck and Richard Axel ushered in the modern era of olfaction

3/30/21 - RIFM and IIVS to collaborate on non-animal tech to identify respiratory allergens

RIFM is collaborating with the Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) to develop an in vitro test designed to assess potential respiratory allergens.

3/16/21 - Reproducing RIFM’s science-based work in India

As part of an ongoing collaboration, the Government of India’s Institute of Toxicology Research recently confirmed RIFM's science-based safety assessment process .

3/11/21 - RIFM’s safety science featured at upcoming toxicology conference

A new video spotlighting RIFM's fragrance safety science will be featured at SOT

3/3/21 - RIFM and SenzaGen expand collaboration, focus on skin sensitization

RIFM is collaborating with SenzaGen, a biotech company that has developed a skin assay called GARD™ (Genomic Allergen Rapid Detection), which predicts the ability of ingredients to induce skin sensitization.

12/15/20 - Advancing the science to support the safe use of fragrances

This year has marked a watershed for RIFM’s Research program. RIFM’s scientists published five groundbreaking, peer-reviewed papers in 2020 that enhance our understanding of fragrance ingredients’ safety, providing insights and methodologies to help further avoid expensive, time-consuming, and unethical animal and human testing.

11/5/20 - Ask a RIFM Scientist: Why is exposure so critical to the safety assessment process?

Anne Marie Api, PhD, talks about why exposure is a key to understanding risk.

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