Replacing Animal Testing

XCellR8 provides cruelty-free testing solutions to cosmetics, personal care and household chemical companies and their ingredient suppliers.

We believe that animal tests are both outdated and unreliable, and we are at the forefront of providing replacements that are both scientifically advanced and ethically sound.

Our UK-based lab is GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) accredited, which means that we are able to provide companies with test results that can be used at a regulatory level to demonstrate product safety.

We actively participate in the global drive for the replacement of animal testing through our training programmes and campaigns.

Will you join us in our mission to replace animal testing? Whether you are a company looking for a cruelty-free testing lab, or a member of the public who’d like to get involved, contact us at info@x-cellr8.com to find out more………

We use test plates like this one to grow human cells as ethical alternatives to animal tests. XCellR8 Stands Out From the Crowd – find out how by contacting us or reading the “Our Story” page

info@x-cellr8.com; +44(0)1925 607 134


XCellR8 awarded a grant from the Technology Strategy Board to develop a cruelty-free test for acute toxicity.
We’re delighted to announce that XCellR8 has been awarded a grant by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) to develop a new human cell based test for acute toxicity.
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XCellR8’s blog now live on the Lush website!
Our new blog is now live on the Lush website! We’ll be recording our journey to develop cruelty-free tests, updating it with snippets of news and video clips on a regular basis.
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Meet us at the World Congress on Alternatives
The 9th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences will take place in Prague on 24th- 28th August.
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XCellR8’s co-founder and Managing Director, Dr Carol Barker-Treasure, receiving the Lush Prize (December 2013) for our services to the replacement of animals in testing.