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Jan 29, 2010 | 03:48 PM CST
By: Hongbo Zhai, MD, and Howard I. Maibach, MD, Un…
New methodologies have recently been developed to determine antioxidant effects but they often require extensive training and are time-consuming to conduct. In the present article, however, the authors describe an in vitro method to detect the effects of antioxidant-containing formulations using photochemiluminescence to provide rapid, accurate and sensitive measurements.
Jan 22, 2010 | 02:47 PM CST
A chip created by L'Oréal and Hurel Corp. is designed to replace the local lymph node assay, a test often performed on cosmetic raw materials. In addition to saving animals, the chip is also said to be less expensive than animal testing. Hurel developed the working microfluidic portion of the chip.
Jan 21, 2010 | 04:02 PM CST
Researchers from the University of Tokyo have created a strong, self-healing hydrogel with applications in tissue engineering and drug delivery. The material incorporates a binder made from long chains of polyethylene glycol, an ingredient commonly used in skin care.
Jan 12, 2010 | 11:49 AM CST
By: Annelie Struessmann, PhD, CONUSBAT
Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 was published on Dec. 22, 2009 with the intent to simplify rules and procedures related to the marketing of cosmetic products, a need resulting from different implementations of the Cosmetics Directive.
Oct 26, 2009 | 10:11 AM CDT
A new software platform has been designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of chemical and materials research to increase research productivity and decrease time-to-innovation.
Oct 20, 2009 | 11:10 AM CDT
BD Biosciences is hosting a webinar dedicated to cell-based assays. Elizabeth Abraham, PhD, a research scientist at BD Biosciences, will discuss the applications for the company's BD PureCoat surfaces.
Oct 13, 2009 | 12:25 PM CDT
By: Johann W. Wiechers, PhD, JW Solutions
Following positive feedback from a previous column on the placebo effect, Wiechers readdresses clinical study design in relation to cosmetic claim substantiation—this time discussing when to perform double-blind studies and when to perform single-blind studies.
Oct 09, 2009 | 10:29 AM CDT
The HairDX Genetic Test for Hair Loss, a genetic baldness test manufactured by HairDX LLC, is now available as a CE Marked product under the European In Vitro Diagnostic Directive.
Sep 08, 2009 | 06:15 PM CDT
US Naval Research Laboratory scientists are developing a technology using flashes of laser light to create underwater sound, which could improve acoustic imaging.
Sep 01, 2009 | 11:40 AM CDT
Brookfield Engineering celebrates its 75th anniversary with the introduction of the Falling Ball Viscometer, an instrument to assess the dynamic viscosity of transparent Newtonian fluids.