Recent in Technology Transfer (page 8 of 15)
Nov 1, 2010 | Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries
Iontophoresis is a well-known, noninvasive method that uses a small electric charge to deliver chemicals through the skin. However, according to Gregory Schultz, PhD, and Daniel Gibson, a professor and doctoral candidate, respectively, at the University of Florida, this method of delivery can have its drawbacks. Together with co-inventor, Sonal Sanjeev Tuli, MD, the team developed a method to iontophorese macromolecules into tissue such as the skin without causing damage; however, initial research focused on the eye.
Oct 6, 2010
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.
Sep 29, 2010 | Katie Schaefer, C&T magazine
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.
Sep 29, 2010
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.
Sep 28, 2010
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.
Jul 30, 2010 | Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
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.
Jul 27, 2010
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.
Jul 13, 2010
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.
Apr 9, 2010
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.
Jan 29, 2010 | Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
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.
Jan 5, 2010
Kombucha, a popular ingredient in teas and energy drinks, may be making its way into the personal care arena.
Dec 8, 2009
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.