About Us

About Us

ReproCELL Europe (formerly Biopta and Reinnervate) is the leading company focussed on the use of fresh functional human tissues in drug development.

With laboratories in Glasgow, UK, and Maryland, USA, Biopta has been providing contract research services to the pharmaceutical industry since 2002 and has established itself as the world leader in the use of fresh functional human tissues to better predict drug activity prior to clinical trials.


Biopta’s expertise in all areas of human tissues research including sourcing, handling and experimenting on human tissue allows us to act as your “Human Tissue Research Department”. Our expert scientists are on-hand 24/7 to create data in fresh human tissues that will add commercial value and de-risk drug development programmes by predicting the safety, efficacy, absorption or metabolism of compounds in phenotypically-relevant healthy and diseased human tissues.  Biopta was acquired by ReproCELL in 2015.

You can find out more about Biopta branded services and news on the life sciences and human tissues industry on the following social media websites - LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Slideshare and Facebook and you can view our videos on our Youtube page.



Reinnervate was founded in 2002 by Professor Stefan Przyborski as a spinout biotechnology company from Durham University, UK. Reinnervate was aquired by ReproCELL in 2014.


The core strength of Reinnervate lies in its Alvetex® family of 3D cell culture products, providing a flexible platform that allows scientists in any life science laboratory to easily establish improved in vitro assays and tissue models that better mimic the in vivo growth of cells.


Alvetex 3D cell culture systems have many applications in basic research, drug discovery and product development in the academic, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors. Wherever scientists need to better understand the growth, function and disease mechanisms of cells in vivo, Alvetex can provide more predictive and physiologically relevant cell culture models that more closely mimic real tissue structure and function.


You can find out more about Reinnervate and Alvetex® branded products on their website.



Alvetex® is a registered trademark of ReproCELL Europe Ltd.

ReproCELL Europe (formerly Biopta) is the leading company focused on the use of fresh functional human tissues in drug development.

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