QIMA Life Sciences

Testing and research for cosmetics, pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

Established in 1996, QIMA Life Sciences is a Contract Research Organization that specializes in cellular and molecular pharmacology. As the life science division of the QIMA group, we bring together QIMA Bioalternatives, QIMA Synelvia, Newtone Technologies, and Monasterium Laboratory to offer a comprehensive range of solutions.

QIMA Life Sciences offers a range of assays, including in silico screening, clinical imaging, in vitro and ex vivo assays, and non-invasive clinical sample bioanalysis. The " Blood assay solutions" for fresh whole blood testing are exclusively available at QIMA Life Sciences.

QIMA Life Sciences is dedicated to developing in vitro methods as an alternative to animal experimentation, providing solutions for preclinical research, drug candidate development, and cosmetic active ingredients and formulations.

In addition to product evaluation and development, QIMA Life Sciences offers customized competitive services based on collaborative innovation, assisting the health industry with its strategic choices.

Assays are conducted at three French sites and one German site, with 100 experts and four laboratories of over 2000 square meters. QIMA Life Sciences helps big international cosmetics and pharmaceutical groups innovate in project conceptualization, substantiate and support product claims, and drive marketing and R&D.

QIMA Life Sciences

  • in silico, in vitro & ex vivo testing / Clinical bioanalysis & analytical chemistry

  • Cellular & molecular pharmacology / Analytical & bioanalytical exploration

  • Poitiers | 900m² of laboratories – Toulouse | 250m² of laboratories

Newtone Technologies

  • Clinical analysis

  • Image acquisition & analysis

  • Lyon | 700m² of laboratories

Monasterium Laboratory

  • in vitro, ex vivo & in vivo Research & testing

  • Focus on Dermatology

  • Münster (Germany) | 500m² of laboratories

QIMA Life Sciences in figures


Square meter laboratory




in vitro and ex vivo assays in our catalog


R&D investments

Complementary expertise to meet the needs of the health and beauty industries


in vitro and ex vivo efficacy studies of cosmetic products: oily skin, dry skin, hydration, skin ageing, pigmentation, hair growth, etc.

  • Skin tone (lightness, eveness, radiance)

  • Skin pigmentation

  • Skin texture and wrinkles

  • Skin regeneration

  • Skin protection

  • Skin dryness / barrier function

  • Skin sagging

  • Skin vascularity

  • Sebum and oily skin

  • Lips texture and color

  • Scalp / hair / Body Hairs

  • Slimming, Cellulite

  • Eyelashes and eyebrows

  • Nails

  • Teeth

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Bioassays and in vitro models for preclinical research: psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, wound healing, acne, alopecia, pigmentation, etc.

  • Psoriasis

  • Atopic dermatitis

  • Acne

  • Hair loss and alopecia

  • Wound healing

  • Melasma, Melanoma, Vitiligo

  • Skin microbiote / infection

  • Immune-inflammation

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Healthcare & Pharma

Bioassays for pharmaceutical preclinical research: neurobiology, immuno-inflammation, veterinary medicine.

  • Oral health

  • Pain & inflammation

  • Digestive health

  • Eye care

  • Weight management

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Animal Health

QIMA Life Sciences has initiated a research and development program in cell and tissue engineering applied to veterinary medicine in order to offer innovative and alternative research tools for  the selection and characterization of health-oriented products (medicine, food, medical devices), as a complement to animal experimentation.

  • Inflammation

  • Skin disorders

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