Published: 12 December 2019  (Updated: 16 January 2020)

CTPA and XCellR8 Safety Assessment Training Event


Wednesday 11 March 2020: Sci-Tech Daresbury, Cheshire


Thursday 14 May 2020: London


This event ‘Principles of Cosmetic Safety Assessment Using Alternatives to Animal Testing’ is being run jointly by CTPA and XCellR8.  XCellR8 is a UK-based, GLP-accredited laboratory, exclusively devoted to animal-free safety and efficacy tests for the cosmetics, personal care and chemical industries. 

The training will be delivered by industry experts and it will provide an overview of the cosmetic safety assessment process, an overview of in vitro test methods and case studies illustrating how to perform the safety assessment of cosmetic ingredients and finished products using in vitro data.

Who is it for? 

This event is open to CTPA members and non-members at the rate of £80 + VAT per delegate.  This one-day event is a critical introduction for anyone involved in cosmetic product development including, but not limited to, formulation technologists, technical managers, regulatory managers,  as well as safety assessors and toxicologists.

What will you learn?

  • An overview of cosmetic product safety assessment, from product development to the safety assessor.
  • Insights into the use of alternatives to animal testing in the safety assessment process.
  • Interpretation of in vitro results, building confidence and trust in these data.
  • Understanding of the importance of exposure-led principles.

For more information including the preliminary programme and booking please visit events section on the CTPA website.  



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