Recent in Technology Transfer (page 9 of 10)

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.

P&G Utilizes Olay Technology for Beautifying Dish Soap

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has sourced Olay, its skin care brand, to create a dish soap that cleans dishes and moisturizes hands. The line is formulated with the company's surfactant technology and moisturizing ingredients.

Study Supports Photo-protective Ability of High Flavanol Chocolate

Researchers from the London University of the Arts and the European Dermatology London have reported that the consumption of dark chocolate rich in flavanols can protect skin from UV light.

Researchers Investigate Menopausal Uses for Antiaging Ingredient Pueraria Mirifica

The same material formulated into topical skin care applications to enhance skin health has been investigated for its anti-cancer and postmenopausal benefit for women.

Tooth Whitening Without Sensitization

Teeth whiteners are available as OTC strips and gels, but consumers seeking more immediate and dramatic effects often visit the dentist for an in-office procedure or take-home solution. In any case, many of these treatments increase tooth sensitivity and damage the gums, according to Raymond Frye, DMD, a cosmetic dentist and owner of Bling Dental. Therefore, he developed a whitening solution based on a combination of carbamide peroxide with a desensitizer.

Improving Skin with Cosmetic Acupuncture

Cosmetic acupuncture is said to address skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, dryness, sagging and wrinkles. However, only in recent years has the practice become popular worldwide.

Sterile Packaging Created for Formulation without Preservatives

Promens for Avène Dermatological Laboratories has created a packaging that allows for preservation without the use of preservatives in the cosmetic formula.

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