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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.
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”
“Our partnership with XCellR8 enhances the safety of our customers and brings benefits for the whole industry.”
“I cannot thank you and your colleagues enough. Your team has been an incredible support.”
“I never feel like I’ve disappeared into a customer service black hole – the service is high speed and high quality.”
“Technology very clear and impressive”
“XCellR8 provided the support and expertise to bring our product to market quickly, at a competitive price.”
“Please congratulate your QA department. They are doing a fine job.”
“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.”
“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.”
Latest news on animal-free testing
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Dr Fiona Jacobs joined the XCellR8 team in October 2017 as Study Director. She looks after most of the non-GLP studies that our clients ask for, focusing primarily on in vitro genotoxicity tests using the BlueScreenTM method, adapted to use animal-free reagents. We...