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.

VIEW OUR FULL PORTFOLIO

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.

TRULY ANIMAL-FREE?

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.

REGULATORY SAFETY CONSULTANCY

Our consultancy service is designed to give you the support you need to develop and launch new cosmetic products in the UK and Europe, combining an ethical approach with scientific excellence.

“Please congratulate your QA department. They are doing a fine job.”

DENNIS POON, TECHNICAL PRODUCT MANAGER, SYNOVELLE
XCellR8
2019-04-30T17:34:23+00:00
DENNIS POON, TECHNICAL PRODUCT MANAGER, SYNOVELLE

“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.”

RICHARD LOCK, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, HOLIFERM
XCellR8
2020-05-20T15:01:24+00:00
RICHARD LOCK, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, HOLIFERM

“I cannot thank you and your colleagues enough. Your team has been an incredible support.”

SAMIR PANDYA, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, JRF GLOBAL
XCellR8
2019-06-13T16:13:19+00:00
SAMIR PANDYA, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, JRF GLOBAL

“We were very pleased with your level of service and results – extremely efficient.”

KATHRYN EMSLEY, AIREDALE CHEMICAL
XCellR8
2018-12-05T16:51:06+00:00
KATHRYN EMSLEY, AIREDALE CHEMICAL

“XCellR8 provided the support and expertise to bring our product to market quickly, at a competitive price.”

WILLIAM REICHART, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
XCellR8
2018-09-19T20:27:40+00:00
WILLIAM REICHART, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

“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, ITACONIX
XCellR8
2018-06-29T09:58:03+00:00
CAROL SHEANE, REGULATORY MANAGER, ITACONIX

“Rapid turnaround of high quality reports, helpful and responsive staff and excellent communication”

DR ALEX PAUL, PRINCIPLE: CHEMICAL REGULATORY SERVICES, YORDAS GROUP
XCellR8
2018-09-19T20:22:19+00:00
DR ALEX PAUL, PRINCIPLE: CHEMICAL REGULATORY SERVICES, YORDAS GROUP

“I never feel like I’ve disappeared into a customer service black hole – the service is high speed and high quality.”

IAN CALLAN, HEAD OF GLOBAL REGULATORY COMPLIANCE, INNOSPEC
XCellR8
2018-09-19T20:25:36+00:00
IAN CALLAN, HEAD OF GLOBAL REGULATORY COMPLIANCE, INNOSPEC

“Technology very clear and impressive”

SUMMIT DELEGATE
XCellR8
2018-10-22T12:28:25+00:00
SUMMIT DELEGATE

“Our partnership with XCellR8 enhances the safety of our customers and brings benefits for the whole industry.”

KARL BYGRAVE, DIRECTOR, LUSH
XCellR8
2017-09-05T11:17:40+00:00
KARL BYGRAVE, DIRECTOR, LUSH
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Latest news on animal-free testing

New Eye Irritation test, free from any animal components

New Eye Irritation test, free from any animal components

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...

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Another step towards a world free from animal testing

Another step towards a world free from animal testing

GLP laboratory adapts existing OECD Test Guidelines to animal-product-free conditions Earlier this year, we announced XCELLR8 wins £100K funding in the 2020 CRACK IT Challenges competition for a six-month proof-of-concept study to develop in vitro tests free from...

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