Photobiology Services

Global Leader in Sun Protection and Sunscreen Testing

Being global industry leaders in sun protection testing for more than 25 years, our Photobiology Division offers services utilizing methods adopted worldwide for compliance to regulatory requirements. In addition to standard SPF, PFA, Phototoxicity and Photoallergy testing, CPT℠ works with our clients to determine novel testing methods including sand resistance, water protection, and pilot research programs.

Our Capabilities

We test for all skin types, as represented in the chart below.

Fitzgerald Skin Types used in photobiology labs to test products

Our Departments

We take every possible measure to assist our clients, supporting their efforts during this critical phase. The product being tested will determine what department ultimately assists in your evolving needs. Based on the complexity of cosmetic safety testing, our clients often take advantage of numerous departments, such as:

  • Clinical — If testing a lotion, for instance, dermal irritation and sensitization testing will be an essential component of the pre-market testing and validation process.
  • In-Vitro Toxicology — Over the past 10 years, we have maintained focus on our in-vitro program for dermal and ocular irritation screening.
  • Microbiology — As expected, microbiology and formulation go hand-in-hand for cosmetic safety testing. From stability testing programs to sterility validation, we offer programs for all areas of cosmetic testing.
  • Photobiology — We are industry leaders in terms of our photobiology capabilities, offering SPF protecting efficacy, water resistant testing and more.
  • Analytical — Offering both development and testing support, CPT℠ has partnered with client firms to submit properly executed NDA, IND and ANDA documents.

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Please Note: CPT℠ only performs testing for companies. We do not perform product testing for the general public.

Our facilities will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day.

Due to the forecast calling for snow and out of an abundance of caution we will be having a delayed opening tomorrow. Our facilities will now be opening at 10 AM on January 7th, 2022.