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Replacing animal testing

Welcome to XCELLR8!

We are a contract testing laboratory committed to the full replacement of animal testing.

XCELLR8 provides non-animal testing solutions to cosmetics, personal care and household product companies and their ingredient suppliers. We help our client 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 a regulatory level to demonstrate product safety.

XCELLR8 actively participates in the global drive for the replacement of animal testing through research, training programmes and campaigns.

About XCellr8


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

What's New?

25 Apr 16

Helsinki in the Spring – notes from the ECHA workshop on New Approach Methodologies (NAMs)

Our founder, Dr Carol Treasure, attended a workshop held by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in Helsinki last week, and here shares a few thoughts from Day 1 of the event: When I was invited to attend a workshop on “New Approach Methodologies” (NAMs) at ECHA’s HQ in Helsinki, I was intrigued to go along […]

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18 Jan 16

Now available from XCellR8: the first truly animal-free test for human genotoxicity

When it comes to human safety testing, genotoxicity is one of the most critical endpoints to assess, but there remains a significant need for the development of new in vitro technologies in this area.  Long-standing methods such as the Bacterial Reverse Mutation Test (OECD TG 471) and the In Vitro Mammalian Cell Micronucleus Test (OECD […]

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05 Jan 16

Testing for mildness – how mild is mild?!

The ongoing search for increasingly mild surfactants and formulations has highlighted the need for up-to-date technology to demonstrate and support “mildness” claims. Our recent discussions with leading formulators in the UK made it clear that standard methods, including HET-CAM and RBC, are largely viewed as “inadequate and out of date”.  The quality of the data […]

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