Overcoming the need to reference animal test data:
Cutest and XCellR8 win significant Innovate UK grant to improve human safety predictions for consumer products
A collaborative project between non-animal testing laboratory, XCellR8, and dermatological testing organisation, Cutest, has been launched, thanks to a substantial grant by Innovate UK.
The aim of the project is to take the first steps to establishing reliable correlations between in vitro and in vivo predicative irritation testing, to eliminate the need to refer to historical and often unreliable animal test data. This project is an exciting opportunity to develop innovative methods to provide enhanced consumer protection through being able to predict potential irritancy from topically applied ingredients and products.
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Cutest Systems are pleased to announce that they have acquired Reading Clinical Research (RCR Aspect Ltd) as part of ongoing business growth and expansion. RCR Aspect is a CRO specialising in human volunteer studies for beauty care, medical devices and pharmaceutical products and this acquisition will strengthen the portfolio of services that Cutest Systems can offer across these sectors. Over the next few months, the RCR Aspect business will be fully integrated into Cutest Systems.
Stewart Long, Chief Executive Officer at Cutest said of the move ‘this acquisition is part of the strategic expansion of Cutest following the new investment in 2015, and will strengthen our services in the medical device and pharmaceutical sectors in particular, supporting the further growth of the combined companies. In addition, Laura Marshall was a personal friend of all of us at Cutest and we are pleased that there is a legacy for the highly respected business she created. We are looking forward to working with the clients of RCR Aspect in the future and providing the high quality service that Cutest prioritises’.
As part of the continuing growth of Cutest following the recent investment in the company, we are delighted to welcome Chris Davies to the team as Clinical Project Manager. Chris is a Medical Sciences graduate from Swansea University and brings a wealth of experience in clinical trials management from his previous role, working in a phase 1 clinical unit. His skills and experience have already seen him make an impact on our Quality Management systems and he will be a great asset to both Cutest and our clients, for whom he will be their main contact during ongoing studies. Please welcome Chris to the team and watch this space for further announcements regarding the exciting changes we are making at Cutest to ensure we can continue to offer the very best service to our cosmetics and healthcare customers.
Cutest are delighted to announce that Stewart Long joins as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) from 9th November 2015. Stewart has over 20 years’ experience in the beauty and healthcare industry, with particular expertise in product testing and claim substantiation. Stewart will lead the continued growth of Cutest, building on the 30 years of success that the company has enjoyed. He brings highly relevant skills, having previously worked for Boots U.K. as manager of Product Claims Substantiation and as Skincare Scientific Adviser.
He was central to the original success that the famous beauty serum enjoyed, brought about by highly innovative marketing claims and technical proof, as well as many other successful product launches.
Cutest will be on stand 132 at SCS Formulate (www.scsformulate.co.uk) on 17-18th November. Please visit us to discuss how our 30 years of experience in safety and claims testing could add value to your next product launch. We will also be sharing some exciting news regarding big changes at Cutest to help us serve our customers for the next 30 years!
Cutest are delighted to announce that we have acquired two new pieces of equipment to enhance our capabilities.
We have purchased a Canfield Visia Complexion Analysis System and an Aquaflux system
The Visia System is an ideal tool to use for skin tone and anti ageing studies.