Recent in In vitro (page 5 of 5)
Sep 26, 2012
Atlas Material Testing Technology has launched the fourth generation of its SUNTEST CPS+ with improved features such as improved quality of light, an easier viewed larger display panel, eight user languages and two pre-programmed test methods.
Sep 4, 2012 | John D. Gordon, PhD, and Andrew Chu Research Triangle Park, NC USA
Endocrine disruptor chemicals (EDCs) are a class of chemicals that has raised alarm for being linked to a wide variety of detrimental effects on human and wildlife populations, e.g., cancers, precocious puberty and obesity. Thus, there is a need to test personal care products and supplements for EDCs, which can be accomplished using the validated bioassay described here.
Aug 20, 2012 | Donald E. Cadwallader, PhD, University of Georgia
Cosmetic companies support and conduct stability study programs because it is good business. Any improvement in stablity of a product is important for product performance, consumer satisfaction and economics.
Aug 1, 2012
Pion Inc. has introduced a test method that predicts the permeability of drugs and dermal formulations through the human skin without the cost and low throughput restrictions of the Franz cell chamber.
Jul 3, 2012 | Patricia da Luz Moreira, PhD, Natura Inovaçã e Tecnologia de Produtos Ltda., São Paulo, Brazil
Botanical ingredients are interesting for their unique and complementary chemical diversities yet they are criticized for these very traits, which make quality assurance, reproducibility and good phytochemical characterization—required for successful high throughput screening, difficult. This article discusses these challenges as well as the benefits of large-scale screenings of botanical extracts that are currently used or developed for cosmetic product development.