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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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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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Steve Nitka, V.P. In-Vitro Technology

In Vitro and In Chemico Skin Sensitization Test

In the not too distant past, in order to conduct a skin sensitization test, either four-legged guinea pigs or human guinea pigs were used.  Advances were made and testing was refined.  Mice replaced the four-legged guinea pigs with the use of the Local Lymph Node Assay.  Now, several in vitro

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Everything You Need to Know About Wet Chemistry Testing

The topic of chemistry often conjures images of chemists mixing substances to yield chemical and colorimetric reactions and/or performing careful titrations. In the arena of wet chemistry testing, some of these classic techniques are still employed to perform both qualitative and quantitative sample analyses. While modern analytical techniques like UPLC

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Steve Nitka, V.P. In-Vitro Technology

Safety Assessment Through In-Vitro Dermatological Testing

The market success of personal care goods like cosmetics, skin care, and hair care products balances on manufacturers’ ability to prove both safety and efficacy of product formulations. As such, using credible and scientifically sound dermatological testing methods to prove both consumer safety and product efficacy are paramount.  Moreover, the

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Our facilities will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day.

Due to the forecast calling for snow and out of an abundance of caution we will be having a delayed opening tomorrow. Our facilities will now be opening at 10 AM on January 7th, 2022.