Recent in Technology Transfer (page 9 of 10)
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 12, 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 6, 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.
Dec 1, 2009 | Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
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.
Nov 17, 2009
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.
Nov 10, 2009
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.
Nov 5, 2009
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.
Oct 30, 2009 | Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
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.
Sep 29, 2009 | Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
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.
Sep 23, 2009
Promens for Avène Dermatological Laboratories has created a packaging that allows for preservation without the use of preservatives in the cosmetic formula.