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Research in Cosmetic Valley
By: Eric Perrier, LVMH, et al.
Posted: February 19, 2010
page 8 of 9
To launch the research, the Cosmetic Valley was very useful and effective in helping us to establish a research funding folder with the government under the Competitiveness Hub, "Science de la Beauté et du Bien-Etre." The group queried a vast network to complete the selection of the best partners. Meetings were held with the Cosmetic Valley every month during this first step, to share best practices and a good collaboration.
Why did you choose the Cosmetic Valley as your R&D partner, and what were the results of the project?
We chose the Cosmetic Valley to benefit from the group’s experience in assembling records for research funding and for its partnership research program. After two years of research, the primary goal has been achieved, and a first coating layer is already on the market—and has received innovation awards. From this research, other coatings are being developed for the next two years and should provide new creative possibilities.
A Supplier’s Perspective, by Olga Gracioso, Sederma:
What types of projects have you participated in due to your involvement with Cosmetic Valley?
Sederma is involved in two Cosmetic Valley projects. The first, held by BioChemics Consulting, is Virtual Skin Sensitization (VSS) to develop new in vitro and in silico protocols to replace tests on animals for skin sensitization. The second project, Cosmerev, is held by LVMH and is devoted to researching new targets in the field of antiaging, as well as new active molecules that interact with these targets.
Sederma also participates in several events organized by Cosmetic Valley, including shows, seminars and conferences, as well as in the elaboration of the eco-responsibility charter. In fact, Sederma was one of the first companies to sign this charter.