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.
“Rapid turnaround of high quality reports, helpful and responsive staff and excellent communication”
“XCellR8 provided the support and expertise to bring our product to market quickly, at a competitive price.”
“I cannot thank you and your colleagues enough. Your team has been an incredible support.”
“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.”
“Our partnership with XCellR8 enhances the safety of our customers and brings benefits for the whole industry.”
“We were very pleased with your level of service and results – extremely efficient.”
“Technology very clear and impressive”
“Please congratulate your QA department. They are doing a fine job.”
“I never feel like I’ve disappeared into a customer service black hole – the service is high speed and high quality.”
“I have been delighted with XCellR8’s service and especially the explanation and mentoring, often about emerging methodology, which has been invaluable.”
Latest news on animal-free testing
Here's something to warm your heart if you're an animal lover, or even if you just happen to support the use of modern science to ensure safer products! What are the changes? It's so encouraging to know that on 1st January, cruelty-free cosmetics laws came into force...
This year, XCellR8 became a teenager, as it celebrated it's 13th year in business. In this blog Dr Carol Treasure reflects on that time and how her commitment to a world free from animal testing has driven positive change. In the beginning One of the things I...
3D Tissue models, cultured from human cells in the laboratory, offer highly human-relevant, ethical and scientifically sound in vitro methods to predict product safety and efficacy. It is widely accepted that in vitro 3D tissue models, also known as reconstructed...