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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.
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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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Latest news on animal-free testing
Wheeler Scholarship Will Help Laboratory Develop Non-Animal Test Methods We are thrilled to have been awarded a first-of-its-kind research grant by animal welfare organisation, PETA. The $5,000 award will support our scientists to develop effective methods of testing...
This article first appeared in HPC Today Magazine, September 2020 which can be viewed here. Abstract Preservatives in cosmetics are well known skin sensitisers and a common cause of allergic contact dermatitis. Annex V of Cosmetics Regulation EC 1223/2009 lists 57...
With 2020 dominated by the global pandemic, Brexit seems to be creeping up on the UK relatively undercover. But behind the scenes, our exit from the EU raises big issues across the cosmetics and chemical sectors in terms of REACH compliance. We know there will be...