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We provide fresh and frozen human tissue samples and organs for chemicals, irritancy, corrosivity, toxicity cosmetics and skin permeation testing purposes.
We work with high quality facilities, most of which are located in the US, to provide the following materials relevant to cosmetics and chemical safety testing regimes:
- fresh, frozen or 10% NBF-fixed post mortem skin, or frozen skin from clinical patients
- all organs & anatomical parts, post mortem, for toxicity testing
Cosmetics - the final products and their constituents - need to be assessed for efficacy (especially sun screens/protection, anti-ageing), skin penetration, irritation potential.
Chemical products (including agrochemicals such as pesticides, components of household products, personal care products, petroleum byproducts and the final products themselves) need to be assessed for toxicity, permeability, irritation, corrosivity etc across a range of fresh human organ or tissue types (such as eyes/ocular, inhaled potential irritants using lung/bronchial respiratory tissues, skin/dermal samples, potential immune, endocrine, metabolic or neurological effects to name but a few).