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Integumen PLC
10 May 2019

AIM share code: SKIN


Integumen PLC

("Integumen" or "Company")


Launch of Labskin human skin clone tests for Medical Device and Clinical Research trials


Combined with human volunteers doubles number of skin tests possible saving time and money


Integumen today announces the roll-out of the Labskin human clone skin testing platform into the medical device and clinical research sectors.


When combined with human volunteers, Labskin's AI platform creates double the number of skin tests possible that are more reliable and accurate than human volunteers alone. The Labskin test process transforms the cost structures of medical device and skin treatment clinical trial testing by:


·      50% reduction of human volunteers required for each trial;

·      Instantly creates a cloned twin of the human test subject;

·      Reduces recruitment time;

·      Cuts project management costs, supervision time and support personnel by up to 50%;

·      AI integration delivers reliable comparative analytical data plus human test response data;

·      Lowers error rate by reducing number of human volunteers who are not sticking to test regime;

·      Increases scientific accuracy and anecdotal evidence from human clone twin tests;

·      Real-time feedback through the Labskin AI platform to client; which,

·      Delivers fast results, lowers development costs and reduces time to market


The Integumen business model of collaboration with the Centre for Skin Sciences (CSS) in Bradford, UK, Sheffield Hallam University, UK, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland, plus Integumen's own enlarged Labskin laboratories in York, UK, provides access to thousands of potential student volunteers with all sorts of skin diseases, reducing the recruitment process for specific young adult prone skin diseases.


Gerard Brandon, CEO of Integumen plc, comments:


"Regulatory pressures have increased the demand for skin testing in EU 2017/745 rule 21 and animal testing is now banned on skin related products in EU Directive 2003/15/EC enforced since March 2013.  As a trusted partner to our CRO (Contract Research Organisation) partners, our disruptive technology is able to enhance the margins of medical device and clinical trial organisations on test subjects.  Labskin can double the output of test results requiring fewer test volunteers and lower project management time, delivering faster, more reliable and consistent results for their skin care, health care, wound care and pharmaceutical clients, all at a lower cost to our partners." 




Integumen plc

Gerard Brandon, CEO


+44 (0) 7340 055 643

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited

(Nominated Adviser)


Neil Baldwin/Andrew Emmott

+44 (0) 113 370 8974

Turner Pope Investments (TPI) Limited (Broker)

Andy Thacker

+44 (0) 20 3621 4120




About Integumen:


Integumen is a vertically integrated business, collaborating their Labskin technology platform with partners in artificial intelligence, clinical research, medical device and life science. These collaborators are building their own technology on top of the Labskin AI backbone. Labskin allows skin-care, health-care, pharmaceutical manufacturers and cosmetic companies to test their products on human-like skin in a real-world environment with full access to multiple state-of-the-art partner technologies.


The Company combines data analytics with access to therapeutic operational expertise and offers solutions to our clients, from regulatory approvals, right through to marketing fully tested ingredients that have been certified on our Laboratory grown living human tissue.

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