Knowledge Source Identification
Knowledge source name XCELLR8
Owner/Developer XCELLR8
Country United Kingdom
Languages English
URL http://x-cellr8.com/
Contact http://x-cellr8.com/contact/
Contact email info@x-cellr8.com
Description XCELLR8 started in 2008 when we began our mission to provide completely cruelty-free testing solutions for the cosmetics industry. The founders, Dr Carol Barker-Treasure and Bushra Sim, both had many years’ experience in the field of alternatives to animal testing and in the use of human cell cultures to predict product safety and efficacy. Over time we’ve established methods in XCELLR8’s lab for key safety tests including skin and eye irritation, skin sensitisation, skin corrosion, genotoxicity and cytotoxicity. In addition we’ve set up a number of key tests to demonstrate product efficacy and claim support.
Knowledge Source Category
Category Organization
Sub categories Contract Research Organization, R&D Company
Knowledge Dissemination and Sharing
Dissemination channel Website, E-mail, Social media
Targeted audience (specified/objective analysis) Students, Scientists, Industry
Users access Open access
Knowledge Characterization
3Rs relevance Replacement
Purpose Toxicological and safety evaluation, Method development, Efficacy testing, Education and training
Legislative framework Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009
Technology/Tools Alternative test methods (in vitro)