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.
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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.
Certain ingredients and formulations not registered with REACH before 31st May 2018 may fall foul of the regulations. Talk to us about your testing programme today.
“XCellR8 are a key partner for us because they’re ethically sound and use scientifically advanced human cell culture technologies.”
“No-one else has ever explained the science to me more clearly, so I fully understand how the tests work.”
“The work is of an exceptionally high standard and with very fast turnaround times”
It's five years since the EU banned the testing of cosmetics on animals. To celebrate the banniversary, we were invited to speak at an event hosted by Cruelty Free International in Brussels attended by MEPs, bloggers, activists and celebrities to help explain the...read more
Our clients are always interested to learn how we conduct our tests without the use of any animals, so we asked XCellR8 scientist Chris Longmore to show us the process of a regulatory eye irritation test and give us a sneaky peek inside the lab. In the short video...read more
Human Platelet Lysate (hPL) is commonly used as an animal-free alternative to Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS) or Foetal Calf Serum (FCS) in experimental cell culture. XCellR8 is the only laboratory worldwide to have completely eliminated the use of animal-derived components...read more