Safe & Sound
Our GLP accredited laboratory provides ground-breaking in vitro safety and efficacy tests for global cosmetics brands, chemical companies and ingredient manufacturers.
Animal Free In Vitro Testing Lab
Only XCellR8’s regulatory safety tests are entirely animal and animal-product free, allowing you to meet your regulatory requirements for establishing human safety whilst supporting growing consumer demand for vegan supply chains. With turnaround times from as little as 6 weeks, we are driven by a passionate commitment to rapid delivery and scientific excellence.
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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We’ve expanded the range of safety and efficacy tests we offer. See the full list and how we can help your 2021 testing programme in our new brochure.
Many in vitro tests use animal components and so can’t be called truly animal-free. To provide more transparency on this issue, we’ve developed the Scale of Animal-free to help you assess the ethics of various test methods.
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“Rapid turnaround of high quality reports, helpful and responsive staff and excellent communication”
“It is refreshing to find another UK company changing the perception of the whole chemical industry. I have found XCellR8 to be very professional, knowledgeable and a real pleasure to work with. They provide real alternative accredited testing programmes that remove the need to test on animals.”
“I cannot thank you and your colleagues enough. Your team has been an incredible support.”
“XCellR8 provided the support and expertise to bring our product to market quickly, at a competitive price.”
“We were very pleased with your level of service and results – extremely efficient.”
“I have been delighted with XCellR8’s service and especially the explanation and mentoring, often about emerging methodology, which has been invaluable.”
“I never feel like I’ve disappeared into a customer service black hole – the service is high speed and high quality.”
“Our partnership with XCellR8 enhances the safety of our customers and brings benefits for the whole industry.”
Latest news on animal-free testing
Dove and The Body Shop, alongside prominent global animal protection groups, have unveiled a European Citizens' Initiative urging support to ensure that the EU protects and strengthens the cosmetics animal testing ban, transforms the EU chemical regulation and...
For the first time since 1998, the UK Home Office is reconsidering the ban on animal testing for cosmetics. In a letter to Cruelty Free International, the government seems to be following the European Chemicals Agency’s lead: some cosmetic-only ingredients need to be...
Following our post, Focus on eye irritation, published late last year, we are excited to announce our new regulatory in-vitro safety test, Ocular Irritection® (OECD TG 496). This macromolecular test method provides an equivalent level of scientific data and regulatory...