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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.
“Please congratulate your QA department. They are doing a fine job.”
“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.”
“We were very pleased with your level of service and results – extremely efficient.”
“XCellR8 provided the support and expertise to bring our product to market quickly, at a competitive price.”
“I have been delighted with XCellR8’s service and especially the explanation and mentoring, often about emerging methodology, which has been invaluable.”
“Rapid turnaround of high quality reports, helpful and responsive staff and excellent communication”
“I never feel like I’ve disappeared into a customer service black hole – the service is high speed and high quality.”
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“Our partnership with XCellR8 enhances the safety of our customers and brings benefits for the whole industry.”
Latest news on animal-free testing
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...
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...
After receiving a 70% research grant from Innovate UK, we have started an innovative project to find a scientifically and ethically advanced test method that’s highly predictive of human acute oral toxicity and relevant to our real-life exposure to chemicals. What is...