We Test

Focusing on biologically active natural ingredients, Sibelius has developed a proprietary high throughput model system for target validation, identification and ingredient efficacy quality control using Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans). The advantages of C. elegans are many as it has been used in a number of Nobel Prize-winning, NASA and International Space Agency programmes; up to 80% of C. elegans genes are homologous to human genes and the relatively short lifespan of C. elegans means that the functional effect of an ingredient in vivo can be determined in 1-2 weeks.

The testing platforms we use are: