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Kirkstall Ltd. is a biotechnology company, established in 2006 to satisfy the overwhelming need for more human relevant science, brought about by the failures of traditional in vitro research and animal research models.

Kirkstall Ltd


Kirksall ltd was founded by Dr. J. Malcolm Wilkinson MD, Technology for Industry Ltd., Visiting Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Sheffield

The company was formed to take advantage of innovative new technology to replicate the interconnection of cell cultures within humans and animals, an essential part of predicting effects of drugs and chemicals.

By forging partnerships with leading research laboratories, Kirkstall has validated the benefits of the Quasi Vivo® system in a wide variety of applications whilst also developing a network of technical specialists to provide valuable support to our customers worldwide.


Our vision is to become the market leading provider of in vitro platforms and animal-free and research services with the highest predictivity for drug discovery.

To achieve this we create practical, easy to use “organ-on-a-chip” models to replace the use of animals in many areas of medical research.


 To develop innovative and effective cell culture technologies, which provide the most practical and cost effective solutions to the challenges researchers face in drug development and safety testing. We achieve this by building close working relationships with our customers understanding their needs and creating best in class products and services for cell culture.

By creating equipment and processes that precisely control the environment for the culture of human (or other) cells, our customers will significantly improve the robustness and repeatability of their biological research.


Creating innovative technologies relies upon complimentary relationships and continual research. Kirstall currently collaborates with, or supports research, in several leading Universities across Europe including:


  • University of Pisa, Italy
  • University of Sheffield, UK
  • Newcastle University, UK
  • University of Nottingham, UK
  • University of Montpellier, France
  • Queen Mary University of London, UK
  • University of Leeds, UK
  • Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Our commitment to replacing animal research within scientific research also means that we work closely with a number of charitable organisations:

CAAT Academy

Lush Prize

The Alliance for Human Relevant Science

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    Address: Kirkstall, Ltd York House,
    Outgang Lane, York
    North Yorkshire, YO19 5UP

    Phone: + 44 (0) 1709 361 241

    Business Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:00pm (UK Time)