Tailored Tests: Tuned exactly to your needs
When standard tests are not quite right, then get started on tailored test designed exactly for your needs with 3 easy steps.
1. Define your area of interest
Identify in which area you would like to focus on for your next active ingredients. For example, UV protection, barrier function, stem cell protection.
2. Check the CELLnTEC In Vitro Toolbox
The CELLnTEC In Vitro Toolbox is a group of cell models, culture methods, exposure types and end-points that we have worked with regularly.
The key elements are summarized in the table below – but these are just keywords. If you have a specific method in mind that isn’t on the list, this may well still be something we commonly do.
|Cell Types||Culture Types||Treatments||End-Points|
|Keratinocyte (progenitors)||2D Proliferation||Active Ingred.||Protein expression|
|Keratinocytes (differentiated)||2D Differentiation||UVA/UVB||Enzyme activity|
|Fibroblasts (mixed pop.)||3D Differentiation||Sunlight equiv.||Barrier function|
|Fibroblasts (progenitors)||3D Spheroid||Peroxide||Metabolites|
3. Make contact with us
Once you have gathered the info, ideas, and questions during points 1 and 2 above, it is time to make contact with us.
Start with an email to firstname.lastname@example.org touching on the main points. We will then get in contact with some initial info, and if it looks promising, we will set up an initial conference call to discuss further.
Once we have identified the best kind of approach, we will prepare a proposal for you. In some cases, the project may begin with a small pre-test, to identify the optimal way of combining different elements (in case it has not been done before).
Once the pre-test is complete, all the main test evaluating your actives will start, according to the terms and outline in the proposal.