Recent in Technology Transfer (page 9 of 15)
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.
Sep 8, 2009
US Naval Research Laboratory scientists are developing a technology using flashes of laser light to create underwater sound, which could improve acoustic imaging.
Aug 28, 2009 | Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
Mirroring cosmetic chemists’ work, the garment industry has approached the same battle with textiles that constrict “troubled areas,” such as the buttocks and thighs, to make them appear smaller. Only recently, however, did the cosmetics and garment industries join forces to target cellulite on both fronts—enter Lytess, a France-based shape-wear company.
Jul 31, 2009
3M Drug Delivery Systems has developed a hollow microstructured transdermal system (hMTS) integrated device for the delivery of large molecules that are not typically compatible with transdermal delivery.
Jul 16, 2009
Researchers have developed a gene therapy method using an implanted gene network encapsulated in algal gelatin that is activated topically by the apple metabolite phloretin.
Jul 15, 2009
Researchers at the National Research Institute on Food and Nutrition have reported that Pycnogenol, an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, is effective for reducing inflammation and soothing pain associated with various health problems.