Mission, Vision and Guiding Values of the Society for In Vitro Biology

SIVB | Society for In Vitro Biology


The Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB), founded in 1946 as the Tissue Culture Association, is dedicated to fostering exchange of knowledge of in vitro biology of cells, tissues, and organs from both plants and animals, including humans.


SIVB fosters the scientific and technical growth of its members, conducts biotechnology research to understand biology at the cellular and developmental level, and promotes expands, and supports the scientific knowledge base for the benefit of society.



The Society for In Vitro Biology, representing biotechnology research in all living organisms, will be recognized as a progressive leader in advancing the breadth and depth of understanding of in vitro science.


 Guiding Values

  1. Integrity – promote in vitro research based on the highest professional and ethical standards
  2. Diversity – promote shared and mutual respect among all members across all disciplines
  3. Contribution – to SIVB and society as a whole to benefit and enhance public welfare
  4. Innovation – innovative developmental approaches that facilitate translational research in biology
  5. Education – provide and stimulate professional growth, education, and multidisciplinary collaborative opportunities
  6. Outreach – enhance and support educational outreach programs to improve understanding of the in vitro sciences
  7. Standards – Develop, implement, and promote standards for in vitro methods and materials
  8. Interactions – Promote scientific interactions between its members and participants


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