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Replacing animal testing

Welcome to XCELLR8!

We are a contract testing laboratory committed to the full replacement of animal testing.

XCELLR8 provides non-animal testing solutions to cosmetics, personal care and household product companies and their ingredient suppliers. We help our client companies to develop safe and innovative new products, to comply with legislation, and to adopt animal-free testing strategies 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.

XCELLR8 actively participates in the global drive for the replacement of animal testing through research, training programmes and campaigns.

About XCellr8


Our UK-based lab is GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) accredited.

What's New?

20 Aug 15

Replacing the LD50 with a human cell based test

This week in the lab we’ll be working on our special project (funded by Innovate UK) to develop a human cell-based alternative to the traditional animal tests for acute toxicity. We’ve been testing 10 different cosmetic ingredients from a range of categories (eg preservatives, colours, surfactants, fragrances) to assess their effect on human skin cells […]

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01 Mar 15

XCELLR8 offering new completely animal-free tests

Here at XCELLR8 we are excited and proud to be the first lab to offer completely animal-free versions of tests for human skin sensitisation and genotoxicity. While versions of these tests have been available for a few years, the standard in vitro methods used animal components, such as rat liver extract and bovine and horse […]

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18 Mar 15

Wanna be in our gang?!

We’re looking for new members to join the XCellR8 team. Would you like to help us in our mission to replace animal testing, and apply your scientific and professional skills to make a real difference? We combine scientific excellence in a Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) environment with our drive to provide advanced and ethical replacements […]

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