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India Looks to Reduce Animal Testing

Reducing animal use for testing drugs and cosmetics was the focus of a recent congress held in Chennai, India.

Testing Tactics: In Vitro Methods to Test Materials for UV Protective Capabilities

The methods described in this article highlight some of the markers that can be used to assess the UV protective effects of a test material. All of these markers represent either an index of UV-induced damage to the cell or the cell’s response to the damage.

EPAA Reports on a Year of Progress Towards Animal Testing Reduction

The EPAA recently presented a report covering the actions made toward the replacement, reduction and refinement of animal testing.

Expanded Parameters for Particle Analysis

Fluid Imaging Technologies has launched a particle analysis instrument that permits 23 measurement parameters.

Evaluating Droplet Size in Nanoemulsions from a Novel Emulsifier System

This article describes two sophisticated techniques to measure the diameter of emulsion droplets on the nanometer scale and uses those techniques to test a new emulsifying agent capable of spontaneously creating emulsions with droplet sizes smaller than 300 nm.

New Directions for Sensitive Skin Research

This brief review provides an insight into the current standing of sensitive skin research, including recent findings on the possible role of nerve growth factor as an underlying mechanism and predictive tool for sensitive skin.

BASF Establishes Enzyme Alliances

BASF has signed a cooperation agreement with the Center of Excellence in Biocatalysis, Biotransformation and Biomanufacturing (CoEBio3) in Manchester, UK.

Ciba Develops Test Method

Ciba Specialty Chemicals has submitted a master file to the US Food and Drug Association (FDA) for its new antimicrobial test method...

Using Texture Analysis to Substantiate Hair Care Claims

Texture analysis provides quantitative information about a material’s response when deformed by a controlled force. When texture analysis is applied to hair treated with various conditioners and styling fixatives, the results can help substantiate claims made about the effectiveness of these hair care products.

A Screen for Microbial Contamination

Celsis International introduces the next generation in bioluminescence technology that screens for microbial contamination of personal care products.

BioScreen Offers Asian Panels

Beginning fall 2006, BioScreen will begin offering Asian subject panels.

API Campaigns Against Animal Testing for Cosmetics

The Animal Protection Institute (API), a US national non-profit animal advocacy organization, announced the launch of a campaign to combat misleading animal testing labeling practices...

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