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We work with journalists around the world to tell the story of our groundbreaking in vitro testing methods. To request an interview, quote or other content, please contact our Marketing Director via the contact details above, or help yourself to the assets and information below giving XCellR8 appropriate credit.


XCellR8 provides entirely animal-free (or vegan) safety and efficacy tests to the cosmetics, personal care and chemical industries. Regulatory tests include assessments for skin or eye irritation, skin sensitisation and skin corrosion whilst non regulatory tests include genotoxicity and acute toxicity amongst others. Clients include ingredient manufacturers such as Croda and Innospec, as well as cosmetic retailers Lush and the Body Shop. Their 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.


  • Founded: 2008
  • Ownership: 100% privately owned by founders Dr Carol Treasure and Bushra Sim
  • Office location: National Science and Innovation Campus at Sci-Tech Daresbury in Cheshire, UK
  • Growth: In 2018, XCellR8 saw a 37% year on year revenue growth following 40% growth in 2017


XCellR8 welcomes partnership with The Body Shop

XCellR8 completes 1000th safety test for Lush


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