A core service of in vitro skin specialist Labskin is its ability to swab and harvest the microbiome/microbiota of a human volunteer and transplant it onto its full thickness laboratory grown human skin equivalent. This gives an exact replica or clone of the human volunteers’ skin microflora.
Tests with cosmetic/medical active ingredients or formulations are carried out on the replicated skin to truly assess the effect of any given product on the microbiome.
Harvesting of the microflora can now be carried out in the home, with volunteers swabbing themselves under strict video/AI supervision.
The trial continues with the human subject regularly swabbing and posting results of their microbiome for sequencing.
A parallel laboratory trial happens on Labskin colonised with the volunteers microbiome, with swabbing of Labskin and sequencing of the microbiome.
Remote real life tests plus controlled tests on replicated Labskin in the lab plus sequencing data from both = a comprehensive trial, even in a Covid world.If you would like to know more about Labskin's remote clinical skin trials visit https://www.labskin.co.uk/remote-clinical-skin-trials/ or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org