Recent in Technology Transfer (page 8 of 9)

Research on Nano-sized Polymers Reveals Thermal-related Transitions

Research conducted at Kyoto University on nano-sized polymer assemblies could improve the production of nanofibers, new materials and more. For instance, the work led to the finding that the melting point of confined PEGs decreased as their molecular weight, length in this case, increased.

Cellulosic Propylene Glycol Production

Walter Trahanovsky, PhD, a professor at Iowa State University's department of chemistry, and his team have developed a method to convert cellulose to glucose using pressure and high temperatures, but he was surprised to find the method also produced ethylene glycol and propylene glycol—two high value chemicals, one a major component in skin care products.

Water Softener Launched with Skin and Hair Benefits

NuFresh Water Systems, a household water treatment company, has introduced a water softener that is said to combat skin roughness and dull hair by supplying amino acids to household water.

Spray-on Fabric for Fashion, Hygiene and More

A Spanish fashion designer and a professor of particle technology have combined forces to create a spray-on fabric with applications in the fashion, automotive, medicinal and personal care industries.

Sonically Infusing Eye Products

Many mothers have taught their daughters to apply creams, lotions and serums on the eye area using a light dabbing motion. Studying this motion, Robb Akridge, PhD, developed a device to sonically infuse eye products into the skin.

Scientists Develop Graphene-based Nanosheets with Antibacterial Properties

Researchers from the Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a graphene-based nanosheet paper with an inherent ability to fight disease-causing bacteria.

Smart Color-changing Wound Dressing for Skin Repair

Researchers at the University of Bath and in the burn center at the Frenchay Hospital in Bristol are working with a nanotechnology to develop medical dressings that release actives in the presence of bacteria to treat infection, changing color while doing so.

Blue Light Device Launched for Acne Treatment

TRIA Beauty has launched a blue light, anti-acne device that is part of its Tri Skin Clarifying System. The system comprises the blue light device, a cleanser and a treatment product, all designed to clear acne and prevent future breakouts.

Diet for Better Skin Health

Paula Simpson, executive director of Isocell North America, firmly believes in “feeding the skin from within.” As a nutritionist, Simpson has made a career of advising consumers to follow a healthy diet and supplement it with nutraceuticals; more recently, she became involved where nutraceuticals and cosmetics meet—in nutricosmetics.

Kombucha Transfers from Tea to Skin for a Brightening Effect

Kombucha, a popular ingredient in teas and energy drinks, may be making its way into the personal care arena.

Researchers Load Fibers with Antibiotics for Skin Healing

A wound dressing has been developed by researchers at Tel Aviv University that can be loaded with drugs like antibiotics to speed the skin's healing process.

PFC for Oxygen Delivery to Skin

Research on perfluorocarbons (PFCs) began before World War II but it was the 1942 Manhattan Project in the United States to develop the atomic bomb that led to methods of producing PFCs other than reacting fluorine with hydrocarbon. As a result, PFCs have been adapted for a number of industries including traumatic brain injury, sickle cell crisis pain, trauma, wound care, decompression sickness, acute respiratory distress syndrome, stroke, myocardial infarction, surgery, diabetes and cosmetics.