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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?

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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16 May 16

Please vote & help us pitch to Richard Branson in VOOM 2016!

XCellR8 is taking part in the VOOM2016 competition, an initiative from Richard Branson to make a total of £1 Million in prize money available annually to UK based SMEs to help with start up and growth activities.  We have entered the “Grow” category and we need your vote to help ensure that we are in […]

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