XCellR8 is a world leader in non-animal testing

Our GLP accredited laboratory provides ground-breaking in vitro safety and efficacy tests for the cosmetics and chemical industries.

We combine established regulatory tests with the development of exciting new methods, driven by our passionate commitment to provide you with rapid delivery of completely animal-free testing strategies that are both scientifically advanced and ethically sound.  Our clients range from global leaders to SMEs.

Our world class expertise and award-winning work has been recognised at a regulatory level by the OECD and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), and supported by top funding bodies such as Innovate UK and the European Horizon 2020 programme.

Get in touch today to find out how we are redefining testing.

DOWNLOAD OUR GUIDE TO SKIN SENSITISATION

In our latest guide, read how the tests work for ingredients and mixtures, OECD guidance and a case study from Lush.

 

REACH COMPLIANT SKIN SENSITISATION TESTS

XCellR8 now offers the complete panel of major skin sensitisation tests: DPRA, KeratinoSens and h-Clat, that are both animal-free and meet regulatory requirements.

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Are you struggling with a backlog for your REACH registrations? We can offer fast turnaround results to help you stay compliant.

“No-one else has ever explained the science to me more clearly, so I fully understand how the tests work.”

Innovations Technologist, Leading Retailer
2017-09-05T11:14:36+00:00
Innovations Technologist, Leading Retailer

“The work is of an exceptionally high standard and with very fast turnaround times”

REACH Consultant
2017-06-16T16:03:47+00:00
REACH Consultant

“XCellR8 are a key partner for us because they’re ethically sound and use scientifically advanced human cell culture technologies.”

High Street Retailer
2017-09-05T11:17:40+00:00
High Street Retailer

“I have been delighted with XCellR8’s service and especially the explanation and mentoring, often about emerging methodology, which has been invaluable.”

CAROL SHEANE, REGULATORY MANAGER, REVOLYMER
2018-06-29T09:58:03+00:00
CAROL SHEANE, REGULATORY MANAGER, REVOLYMER

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