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Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine has announced the finalists for its International Technology Awards, to be presented at the HBA Awards dinner on Sept. 9 in New York.
Finalists for New Technology
The collaboration between Symrise GmbH and Cutech Srl to create the Pig Skin Organ Culture Model (PSOCM) has been nominated for the New Technology Award. PSOCM comprises fully functional hair follicles and fat tissue that are essential contributors to skin function. This invention provides an ethical, versatile, time-saving and economical alternative to animal testing and reconstructed skin models for testing the efficacy and safety of cosmetic products and ingredients. It is suitable for the efficacy testing of hair growth modulators, skin pigmentation modulators, lipolytic compounds and antiaging compounds, and respective finished formulations. Once safety tests for skin irritation and sensitization (currently under validation) are complete, this material also will be applicable for testing the safety of topical products. PSOCM is derived from slaughted animals dedicated to meat production.
CoValence also has been named a finalist for its Mitoprotect invention, an ingredient technology based on recent studies of mitochondrial nutrition and nanotechnology. The innovation combines five key synergistic ingredients, spin trap phenyl-buty-nitrone, Coenzyme Q10, R-lipolic acid, adenine and acetyl-L-carnitine, along with a unique and safe nano-delivery system containing hydrophobic submicron-particles for stability and pH-triggered release of functional ingredients. The core ingredients of the product nourish and stimulate the mitochondria and support enzymes to fight against endogenous and exogenous ROS. Beneficial enzymes, vitamins and amino acids used individually are expected to further enhance the complex. This technology is focused on a strategy to empower mitochondrial nutrition to fight against the signs of aging.
The New Technology Award recognizes a significant new technology launched in 2007–2008 for its importance and long-term impact within the industry.