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

Based on the individual needs of our clients, we offer a wide range of support across various departments. Since initial product testing can be fairly complex in terms of a high-quality, safe and trusted product, our clients typically explore the benefits of numerous departments and areas of expertise, including:

  • Clinical — Efficacy trials can be performed for safety, consumer in-use, and to support claims such as ‘dermatologist-tested’ and ‘ophthalmologist-tested.’
  • In-Vitro Toxicology — Our In-Vitro Toxicology department assists clients when they are looking to perform non-animal (animal-free) toxicology testing.
  • Microbiology — Microbial contamination and preservative efficacy testing are key to cosmetic and OTC drug products.
  • Photobiology — From SPF and Water-Resistant claims to Photoallergy and Phototoxicity studies, CPT℠ is the world leader in sunscreen testing.
  • Analytical — From raw materials, product batch release, and stability shelf-life testing to “free-of” and low-level detection claims, our analytical department ensures that all requirements are met based on industry standards.
  • Consulting – Our consulting staff can perform GMP and GLP audits of your facilities or vendors, help create SOPs, develop testing programs, etc.

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

CPT℠ is closed January 16, 2023 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 17th.