Recent in Technology Transfer (page 8 of 10)
Nov 17, 2010 | Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC
Unlike common salts, ionic liquids are salts in which the ions are poorly coordinated, resulting in molecules that are liquid below 100°C. The use of ionic liquids will aid the formulator in improving delivery efficiency.
Nov 17, 2010
NineSigma has published a request for a broad spectrum antimicrobial or antimicrobial systems that are efficacious for either liquid solutions or plastic surface applications.
Nov 10, 2010
Scientists at the Fraunhofer-Einrichtung für Modulare Festkörper (EMFT) in Munich have developed an indicator dye for bandages and dressings that changes color if an infection develops underneath.
Nov 5, 2010
Just as the European Commission (EC) established the Innovation Union to spur innovation and step up R&D efforts in Europe, as reported by Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine, the US National Science Foundation (NSF) released Innovation Nation, a 26-part series of videos that reviews some of the NSF-funded inventions and research that are shaping the world.
Nov 3, 2010
Laser treatments often are used to rejuvenate the skin, although the underlying processes have remained mostly unexplained. However, research from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands suggests the laser's heat rather than its light is the mechanism behind skin rejuvenation.
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 28, 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.