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Craig Weiss

What to Look for When Hiring a Testing Lab

Testing for product safety and claim support is crucial in the highly competitive, possibly soon-to-be-regulated personal care market. If you are just getting started, or need a refresher course, seek guidance from experts. These days, finding information is simple. Search Google for “cosmetic claim support” and find 2 million entries

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CPT Labs

Why It’s Important to Work with FDA Compliance Consultants

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has a standardized set of principles that ensure the safety and consistency of pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. Being compliant with the FDA means that products are safe to use and properly labeled.  FDA compliance isn’t something that should be overlooked or taken lightly. Otherwise,

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Specialty Chemicals
William J. Neumann

Free of BPA (Bisphenol A)

Bisphenol A Testing What is Bisphenol A and what is it used for? Bisphenol A (commonly abbreviated as BPA) is an organic compound that has been used in food contact materials since it was first approved by US FDA in the 1960’s. It has been primarily used to harden certain

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CPT Labs

Clinical Trial Monitoring by a Study Sponsor

Even when you entrust the details of your clinical trials to an established professional testing facility, you still remain responsible for your study as a study sponsor. All clinical trials must be monitored, and monitoring is the responsibility of the study sponsor.  Study monitoring by sponsors is required by the

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Product Testing for Panelists
CPT Labs

Free of Parabens Testing Overview

Parabens are a class of preservative agents that are commonly added to cosmetic, food and drug products to prevent microbial growth and extend product shelf life. While parabens are still regarded as safe when employed in small amounts, some studies have shown parabens to mimic the hormone estrogen, which spurs

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Dr. Michael Caswell

A Guide to Clinical Special Studies in Product Testing

Clinical testing is a key component of pre-market product testing to evaluate product safety and efficacy. Typical clinical testing involves panelist recruitment, education of product use, and product performance evaluation via panelist response.  However, if a manufacturer wishes to substantiate specific product claims, evaluate quantitative safety data specific to the

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