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Finalists Announced for C&T magazine’s International Technology Awards
Posted: January 19, 2010
2010 International Technology Awards
Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine has announced the finalists for its fifth International Technology Awards, to be presented in Paris during In-Cosmetics, April 13-15, 2010. Two awards will be given to honor one new technology and one new technology launch for their significance and long-term impact on cosmetics R&D industry.
The finalists in the New Technology category include:
CeeTox Inc., for its in vitro skin sensitization test method that uses a human skin cell line (HaCaT), chemical reactivity, and gene expression profiling to identify positive and negative responses to chemicals to provide an estimate of corresponding local lymph node assay values. According to the company, this method is designed to offer a viable alternative to animal testing for identifying skin-sensitizing chemicals. The approach supports REACH and the Cosmetics Directive.
The HallStar Company, for its SolaStay S1 (INCI: Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene) photostabilizer, which enables sunscreen formulators to meet and exceed the many challenging international requirements for sun care, including the new rules set forth by the US Food and Drug Administration. Whereas traditional photostabilizers quench the triplet-excited electron state to slow UV filter degradation, this invention acts faster to quench the singlet-excited electron state of materials such as avobenzone, alone or in combination with octyl methoxycinnamate (OMC), zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.
And Procter & Gamble Beauty and Grooming, for its use of global gene expression profiling to study changes that occur in skin with aging. This method allows researchers to test for effects such as the up-regulation or down-regulation of proteins involved in the skin’s antioxidative capacity or elasticity, among other attributes. The test method has led researchers to identify the skin’s tipping point, a sudden change in skin appearance due to a loss of elasticity that occurs typically in an individual’s 30s.