Best Published Paper Award 2018 - MD and CPS Section of US SOT 

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Best Overall Abstract Award 2017 - MD and CPS Section of US SOT 

Helena Kandarova Award medical devices

Four Paws Poster Award - EUSAAT Congress 2012

Zet-MEGAT Poster Award - Linz Congress 2007

Helena Kandarova Four Paws Award Eye Irritation
Helena Kandarova Linz Congress Poster Award Skin Irritation

2018 Lush Prize shortlist 

Under the leadership of Helena Kandarova, MatTek IVLSL was shortlisted for Lush Prize in 2018 in the category TRAINING - Project name: 

T5: MatTek In Vitro Life Science Laboratories, Slovakia
Hands-on training and Teaching on Alternative Methods in Toxicology


2020 Lush Prize-shortlisted in 2 categories


Project name: Lobbying for alternatives for the past 15 years

SCIENCE as part of the Medical Device In Vitro Irritation Team (MD-IV-IT)

Project name: 

In Vitro Irritation Testing of Medical Devices

2020 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science, Slovakia - Talents program 2020

"Honorable mention certificate" in the category over 35 years.

2020 Lush Prize - Commended project 


Medical Device In Vitro Irritation Team (MD-IV-IT)

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UNESCO LOREAL Women in Science 2020 Kand

Doerenkamp-Zbinden Award 2021

The Board of Trustees of the Doerenkamp-Zbinden Foundation for Animalfree Research has chosen Dr. Helena Kandárová, ERT as the Doerenkamp-Zbinden Prize winner in the year 2021. The Prize was presented to her on September, the 2nd 2021 at an online ceremony during the World Congress on Alternative Methods to Animal Testing in Maastricht. Helena Kandarova receives the prize for her outstanding achievements in the field of alternatives to animal testing. 

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  • 2018 Business recognition for founding, building and establishing MatTek In Vitro Life Science Laboratories in the EU 

  • 2017 EUROTOX 2017 Congress President