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Photobiology Laboratory

About Us

The Laboratory was established in 1989 as an SPF Testing laboratory (hence the name). Since then, the scope of work has expanded to include most forms of in vivo cosmetic safety and efficacy testing the laboratory has clients from cosmetic and toiletry companies which range from small South African enterprises to major multi-nationals.

The siting of our Laboratory means easy access to interdisciplinary medical and paramedical experts and multiracial volunteer groups. The climate is ideal for studies which require assessment of skin dryness due to the very low relative humidity levels from May to September. Pretoria has among the highest natural UV levels in the world.

The Laboratory prides itself on the provision of professional, ethical, scientific service linked with a personal touch. We test on healthy adult human volunteers. All test protocols have university ethical clearance and work is conducted according to International Good Clinical Practice guidelines.

NB: We do not test on animals

Our Mission

We are committed to provide a prompt, accurate and scientific service, based on confidentiality, integrity and honesty. Through our service we improve the safety and efficacy of consumer products for the end user.

General

Studies can be conducted on a range of ethnic groups.

We test on healthy adult human volunteers. All test protocols have university ethical clearance and work is conducted according to International Good Clinical Practice guidelines.

NB:  We do not test on animals.