Recent in Methods & Processes (page 9 of 9)

Horiba Patents Dry Particle Supplying Device

The World International Property Organization has granted a new patent to Horiba Instruments Inc. for a device that disperses dry particle samples into an elementary particle state during the introduction of the sample to a particle size measuring apparatus.

Pseudomonas–The Nemesis of the Cosmetic Industry

Several microorganisms have attained special significance in the cosmetic industry, either because they occur frequently in the manufacturing plant as house organisms and cause contamination of products, or because they create undesirable conditions when they cause or exacerbate skin disorders or cause health hazards. And, if one were to conduct a survey to see which microorganism caused the most problems, they would probably say Pseudomonas! Find out the most effective way to deal with these pesky organisms.

Comparatively Speaking: Ten Cosmetic Formula Types

Cosmetic formulas include solutions, creams/emulsions, lotions, ointments/pastes, suspensions, tablets, powders, gels, sticks and aerosols. Here, Tony O'Lenick turns to Perry Romanowski to discuss their differences.

EU Commissioner Calls for Improved Speed from Innovation to Product Creation

In an interview with EurActiv, Potočnik stressed that the EU needs to improve the speed with which it transforms research into commercial products.

A Green, Solvent-free Biocatalytic Method to Produce Cosmetic Esters

Cosmetic esters can be produced effectively via a solvent-free, biocatalytic method. This green process, described by the authors, involves combining two reactants and an enzyme, and is driven to high conversion by the removal of by-products through a nitrogen purge—in turn producing high purity materials directly from the reactor.

Researchers Initiate Automation of Skin Model Production

Instead of just a single layer skin model of a single cell type, the researchers have access to a patent-protected skin model that consists of two layers with different cell types. The researchers liken this model to a perfect copy of human skin and are in the process of developing the first fully-automated process chain for manufacturing two-layer skin models.

Comparatively Speaking: Epilation vs. Depilation

Both epilation and depilation relate to the removal of unwanted hair. Whereas depilatories remove hair at the surface, epilation is the removal of the entire hair, from beneath the surface.

Iron Catalysts Produced by Canadian Researchers

Researchers at the University of Toronto's department of chemistry have discovered catalysts made from iron that might replace the platinum metals typically used in industrial chemical processes to produce drugs, fragrances and flavors.

Biochemists Engineer Oxygen-Carrying Protein from Scratch

A team of biochemists from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have built a completely new type of protein from scratch using design and engineering principles learned from nature.

Lonza Accelerates Clonal Cell Line Constructions

Scientists at Lonza have developed a new cell line construction process that rapidly generates clonal cell lines.

Mixing/Defoaming at Speeds of 1,500 RPM

A recently developed mixer/defoamer can be programmed at speeds up to 1,500 RPM for solder paste, cosmetics, semiconductor materials, solar pastes, epoxies and other materials.

Bio-based Esters for a Smaller Footprint

Succinic acid is commercially produced from fossil-based feedstocks via catalytic hydrogenation of maleic anhydride or as a byproduct of adipic acid production. This carboxylic acid can be used to produce acyl halides, carboxylic acid salts, anhydrides, esters, amides, imides, nitriles, butane diol and other materials for use in a number of industries.