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vivacell_graurotbuttonklein  Recent news

September 2016

Cooperation with Dhofar University (Sultanate of Oman)


May 2016

We were awarded the Stifterverband's "Innovative through Research" for our research activities.


April 2016

New Version of SimDerma including 30 important dermato-cosmetic parameters.

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November 2015:

New Services in neurotoxicity and neuroprotection

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October 2015:

SimDerma - new screening platform for cosmetic ingredients.


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Services in Oral Care.

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September 2015:

Please have a look at our new services in miRNA research.

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New publications by VivaCell:


"Poly(I:C) increases the expression of mPGES-1 and COX-2 in rat primary

in J Neuroinflamm. 2016 Jan


"Antimalarial Drug Artemether Inhibits Neuroinflammation in BV2 Microglia
Through Nrf2-Dependent Mechanisms."

in Mol Neurobiol. 2015 Nov


"microRNA-26a modulates inflammatory response induced by toll-like receptor 4 stimulation in microglia."

in J Neurochem, 2015 Sep


"Anti-inflammatory effects of 5-HT3 receptor antagonists in interleukin-1beta stimulated primary human chondrocytes."
in Int Immunopharmacol. 2014 Jun

"Histone deacetylase inhibitors valproic acid and sodium butyrate enhance prostaglandins release in lipopolysaccharide-activated primary microglia."
Neuroscience. 2014 Jan 28



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vivacell_graurotbuttonklein  Opinions from our customers:


Dr. G. Weiss (PASCOE pharmazeutische Praeparate GmbH):


"During our well going cooperation over several years, we learned to appreciate VivaCell as a reliable and competent co-operation partner in pre-clinical research. Therefore we are looking forward to continue our successful partnership."  



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Phytodrug / Nutraceuticals
Cardiovascular inflammation
Oncology / Angiogenesis
Oral care
Central Nervous System
Microglia activation studies
Electrophysiological. Meas.
Dermatology / Cosmetics
Permeability Studies
Urinary / Prostata
Animal health
Additional Services
Quality Certificate
SimDerma / Cosmetics
Neurotox testing / Protection
Services in Oral Care


We are awarded for our R&D activities by the Stifterverband:






We are proud members of:









VivaCell Quality-Certificate:




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In vitro models:
- Skin firmness:
- Measurement of adhesion molecules in cell cultures (keratinocytes, fibroblasts)
- Extracellular matrix adhesion assay
- Human skin fibroblast/collagen lattice cytotoxicity test
- Healing and migration assay:
The capacity to regenerate a “wound” in a cell monolayer culture or the capacity of a cell to migrate across a porous membrane is measured.

-Human normal keratinocyte monolayer cultures.
- Human normal fibroblast monolayer cultures.
- Red Blood Cells.
- Reconstituted human epidermis (organotypic cocultures)
Cell lines: keratinocytes (HaCaT, NCTC2544, ...), fibroblasts (MRC5, 3T3, ...), Madin Darby Canine Kidney (MDCK), etc...


- Cytotoxicity (MTT, Neutral Red, etc.) and membrane damage (red blood cell lysis and protein denaturation)
- Trans-epithelial permeability effect: Changes in permeability is measured as the leakage of fluorescein through an epithelial barrier (cornea, skin, confluent cell monolayer)
- Phototoxicity or protective effects of compounds: Changes in cell cultures or skin after a UV or visible light exposition:
- Oxygen radical production.
- Glutathione-S-transferase activity of cells.
- The Complement Photoactivation Assay. Complement activation can take place when human plasma and the test compound are incubated in the presence of light. The measurement of that activation is taken as an indication of potential phototoxicity of the test compound (possible contact dermatitis)


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"Hair loss-in vitro models to test 5a-Reductase Inhibition" (PDF)





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