Labskin – Understanding how it works
Advanced skin model
Our highly advanced 3D living skin equivalent model (Labskin) is unique in providing unrivalled opportunities for non-animal testing and research. The fully differentiated epidermis is supported by a dermal component consisting of fibroblasts in a fibrin matrix. The model also allows microorganisms to be grown on its surface, mimicking infection or the skin’s natural microflora. This configuration ensures we can assess your skin care ingredients and formulations with possibly the most comprehensive range of tests available in an in vitro model. Available assays include assessments for antimicrobial and pre-biotic activity, penetration, anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory properties.
Living skin equivalents
Understanding how a new product ingredient or formulation will perform on skin (and its associated microflora) is crucial to the development or advancement of skin care products.
Our unique living skin equivalent model, Labskin allows you to evaluate your product and provides good clinical evidence of its effectiveness before you fully commit to clinical studies.
We are continually developing Labskin as a technology, to broaden the applications for which it can be used.
Labskin is a living skin equivalent, capable of modelling the skin’s likely reaction to innovative cosmetic and pharmaceutical technologies. The development of Labskin is the result of over 10 years of world class research.