XCellR8 is proud to be Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) accredited which means our processes are regularly inspected and judged to meet the standards set by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
WHAT IS GLP?
Good laboratory practice or GLP is a set of principles intended to assure the quality and integrity of non-clinical laboratory studies that are intended to support research or marketing permits for products regulated by government agencies. Whilst most commonly associated with drug development in the pharmaceutical industry, it also applies to ingredients and formulations used in the cosmetics and chemical industries and covers products that might be applied to the skin, eyes or hair, or ingested.
GLP governs the organisational processes and conditions under which non-clinical safety studies are conducted and makes sure they are:
This ensures the uniformity, consistency, reliability, reproducibility, quality and integrity of studies and gives confidence in the assessment of the safety of a product or ingredient.
Our GLP accreditation means that we provide clarity around the responsibilities of key people involved in the study e.g. the Study Director, maintain our facilities and equipment to the highest standards, use robust test systems, have documented standard operating procedures, ensure our Quality Assurance team review study plans and final reports, monitor study procedures, facilities, systems and processes, and archive data in accordance with GLP regulatory requirements.
You can view our GLP certificate here.
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