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In vitro testing

Welcome to XCellR8!

We are a contract laboratory devoted to non-animal testing for the safety and efficacy of consumer products.

XCellR8 provides a wide range of in vitro tests to cosmetics, personal care and household product companies and their ingredient suppliers. We help companies to develop safe and innovative new products, to comply with legislation, and to adopt animal-free testing strategies that are both scientifically advanced and ethically sound.

Our UK-based lab is GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) accredited, which means that we are able to provide companies with test results that can be used at an international regulatory level to demonstrate product safety.

We have become the “go-to” experts for in vitro testing and work alongside companies to provide data for both product safety and efficacy / claim support.

Please feel free to contact us for a no-obligation discussion about your requirements!

About XCellr8


Our UK-based lab is GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) accredited.

What's New?

12 Sep 16

XCellR8 in the news: New non-animal test for chemical safety in consumer products gets closer to regulator approval

The complete eradication of animal testing for chemical ingredients used in cosmetics, personal care and household products is today a step closer through a £50,000 European grant awarded to UK laboratory, XCellR8. The north west-based testing laboratory is leading the world in non-animal testing by using a variety of human cell-based methods including artificial models […]

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11 Aug 16

Pros and Cons?! A Practical Guide to Supporting Your Product Claims Using In Vitro Technologies

Our founder, Dr Carol Treasure, was delighted to be asked to speak about in vitro testing at the recent annual conference of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists (“Science in a Bottle”) at the National Space Centre in Leicester. Here’s a summary of her presentation for quick reference – we hope you find it useful and, […]

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25 May 16

Animal-free testing in the spotlight: we’re off to the Pitchathon!

We’d like to say a big THANK YOU to all who voted for us in the first stage of the Virgin Media Business VOOM2016 competition! We’re very excited to have been shortlisted to go through to the next round (the “Pitchathon”) in London next week, where we’ll be presenting XCellR8’s growth plans to a panel […]

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