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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?

16 Nov 16

Have your say on the future of acute toxicity testing

COSMETIC COMPANIES AND SUPPLIERS’ INPUT VITAL FOR FUTURE OF PRODUCT TESTING, REGULATION AND INNOVATION Urgent input from regulatory affairs executives and development scientists in the cosmetics industry is needed to help protect and shape the future of product innovation in the sector. Non-animal testing laboratory, XCellR8, is calling* on senior people working in cosmetics product […]

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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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