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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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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
Well, it's been quite a start to 2021 hasn't it! Is it still appropriate to say Happy New Year? We wanted to let you know that our lab is continuing to operate at full capacity despite the new national Covid-19 restrictions here in the UK. There are no delays to...
The main purpose of a Scientific Account Manager at an animal-free in vitro testing lab is to explain how the technologies we offer suit our clients’ needs and support the development of their animal-free testing strategies. We caught up with XCellR8 Scientific...
This photo shows human skin cells (dermal fibroblasts) growing in our lab at XCellR8. This isn’t just an ordinary fibroblast culture – it’s more special than you may realise at first glance! Read on to discover why…. The majority of cell cultures in labs around the...