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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.
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.
Jul 30, 2009 | 12:52 PM CDT
By: Rachel Chapman, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazin…
This edition of C&T magazine takes a closer look at alternatives to animal testing with Oborska’s review of existing and pending methods. In addition, the author discusses the complexity of the process to validate alternative test methods.
Jul 30, 2009 | 12:09 PM CDT
By: Anna Oborska, PhD, Polish Association of Cosme…
Alternative test methods have the potential to reduce animal testing; however, the extent to which in vitro methods can be replaced is questionable. This article summarizes validated alternatives to test the safety of cosmetic ingredients. It also illustrates how great a challenge it is to devise a proper alternative method.
Mar 11, 2009 | 09:44 AM CDT
Are you sitting on a research “gold mine”? Get your work published! Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine is interested in your research as it pertains to cosmetics and personal care R&D.
Jan 19, 2009 | 10:21 AM CST
ECVAM's Scientific Advisory Committee has endorsed the scientific validity of the harmonized ECVAM performance standards for the Local Lymph Node Assay.
Nov 05, 2008 | 10:04 AM CST
A framework has been adopted to increase international cooperation, collaboration and communication on alternative test methods.
Jul 02, 2008 | 05:18 PM CDT
By: Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazin…
Nowadays, however, personal care has evolved even further to encompass the root of human being-ethics and morals, where the purchase of a personal care item relates to one’s concern about the environment and animal welfare. But the involvement of ethics does not just apply to the consumers using the products; it applies to scientists conducting safety studies.