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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.
Aug 28, 2009 | 04:05 PM CDT
By: M. Pissavini, S. Marguerie, A. Dehais, L. Ferr…
Here, the authors describe a variable that affects the results of SPF testing in vitro—the roughness parameter—and investigate this variable using standard and molded poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) substrates. They conclude that use of a molded substrate, along with the described control chart, improves the reproducibility of in vitro SPF test results.
Aug 28, 2009 | 10:05 AM CDT
The European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods (ECVAM) is renewing its scientific advisory structure and is calling for life sciences experts interested in joining its ESAC or EEP groups.