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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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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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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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