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May 09, 2008 | 08:41 AM CDT
The Humane Cosmetics Standard, a anti-animal cruelty scheme co-ordinated in the UK by BUAV and in ECEAE was present for its first personal care industry conference at in-cosmetics.
May 06, 2008 | 01:32 PM CDT
The Database on Alternative Methods (DB-ALM) now offers the public a directory of individuals and institutions that are active in the field of animal-alternative testing methods .
May 01, 2008 | 11:58 AM CDT
By: Robert Holtz, BioInnovation Laboratories
This is the third column in a continuing discussion regarding the new REACH regulations and their impact on chemical testing. The first appeared in December 2007 and discussed dermal corrosive potential testing; the second, in February 2008, covered dermal irritancy potential testing.
May 01, 2008 | 11:54 AM CDT
By: Jean-Francois Nicolay, PhD, Exsymol S.A.M. and…
Molecular modeling has been used in the pharmaceutical industry for years to predict how a new molecule may work based on research conducted with molecules of a similar structure. The cosmetics industry has also begun to use this technology to predict the behavior of new molecules on skin and in skin care applications.
May 01, 2008 | 11:32 AM CDT
By: Malcolm Povey, Procter Department of Food Scie…
Changes in the macroscopic nature of aqueous or colloidal formulations can lead to changes in the odor, appearance or feel of a product. Data presented in this article demonstrates ultrasound scanning to determine formulation shelf life and monitor product quality.
Apr 08, 2008 | 01:43 PM CDT
A new UV transmittance analyzer has been designed to exceed Colipa's UVA protection factor (UVA-PF) requirements to support the development of higher protection factor sunscreens.
Mar 25, 2008 | 03:57 PM CDT
The National Institute of Health (NIH) is collaborating with the Enviromental Protection Agency (EPA) to improve the safety testing of chemicals. Both agencies have agreed to a new toxicity testing agreement to reduce reliance on animal testing.
Feb 29, 2008 | 11:17 AM CST
By: Shawn Nguyen; Thao Dang; Cora MacPherson, PhD;…
This report evaluates the trends in the results of patch testing. The patch test reactions were surveyed retrospectively. The results were statistically compared between 1970 and 2002 because appropriate interpretation of the numbers has public health opportunities.
Feb 29, 2008 | 11:13 AM CST
By: A. Cristoni, G. Maramaldi and C. Artaria, Inde…
In the consumer’s mind, a natural or green cosmetic is automatically safe; however, the safety, quality and efficacy of botanical ingredients used in formulations need to be carefully assessed. Stability is also an important issue. Current research is directing analyses of final formulations to evaluate not only their cosmetic raw materials, but also their active materials.
Feb 11, 2008 | 09:02 AM CST
The Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM) has created a five year plan to reduce, refine and replace the use of animals in research and product testing.