Recent in Delivery (page 6 of 6)
Jul 19, 2010
The number of nanotechnology patents related to personal care products has grown 103% in the past seven years, according to an analysis of world patent activity published by the IP Solutions business of Thomson Reuters.
Jun 29, 2010 | Katie Schaefer, C&T magazine
According to Virgil Percec, PhD, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, dendrimers are the answer to the stable, effective delivery of drugs and cosmetic actives to the skin. Percec’s team has researched the fundamentals of dendrimers for years but more recently published work on using dendrimers to deliver drugs, cosmetic ingredients and other materials to the skin.
May 24, 2010
Researchers from several establishments under the leadership of the University of Pennsylvania have developed nano-assemblies of Janus dendrimers, termed dendrimersomes, for the delivery of cosmetics, drugs, proteins and more.
May 21, 2010
Foamix Ltd. has received a patent (US Pat. 7,704,518) for its Hygroscopic and Waterless Breakable Foam. This patent, titled "Foamable vehicle and pharmaceutical compositions thereof," describes a pharmaceutical foam that is able to deliver a wide range of active agents to treat skin and body cavity conditions.
Apr 21, 2010
At In-Cosmetics in Paris, Induchem introduced spherical beads based on cellulose, sugars and pigments. Unispheres can be loaded with lipophilic actives, fragrances, glitter, shimmer or pigments.
Mar 30, 2010 | Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
This issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine also looks within the nano-sized world to examine the benefits that tiny technologies can impart in personal care. Delivery is one benefit. While debate surrounds the depth to which they penetrate skin, nanomaterials are nonetheless believed by most experts to do so, to some degree.
Mar 30, 2010 | Pierfrancesco Morganti, PhD, University of Naples, Mavi Sud s.r.l. and China Medical University Shenyang
In the present article, the author explores the delivery capabilities of nanocrystal chitin nanofibrils. By establishing an ionic bond with water and forming complexes with various actives, this material can impart local or global activity and reach different levels of skin permeability to achieve variable cosmetic efficacy.
Mar 19, 2010
Nanotechnology can have positive affects on aesthetics, efficacy and delivery when formulated into skin care and sun care products, according to Adnan Nasir, MD, PhD, FAAD, a dermatologist and clinical assistant professor in the department of dermatology at the University of North Carolina.
Mar 10, 2010
Liposomes are effective penetration enhancers according to Cosmetochem, which is using them to carry standardized botanical extracts to the skin in its latest range.
Oct 7, 2009
BioChemics Inc. has entered into a research collaboration agreement with Unilever based on BioChemics' delivery technology.Unilever plans to utilize BioChemics proprietary topical delivery technology to deliver its compounds.
May 4, 2009 | Haw-Yueh Thong, MD, MS, Dnational Taiwan University Hospital and Howard I. Maibach, MD, University of California
Depending on a drug or cosmetic ingredient’s intended target, topical delivery systems are broadly categorized as either transdermal drug or dermal drug/cosmetic. Transdermal drug delivery (TDD) is the controlled release of drugs through intact skin to obtain therapeutic levels systematically and to affect specified targets for specific purposes such as contraception, among others.