Research & Development

IIVS collaborates with BASF and Givaudan to validate a non-animal test for regulatory submissions

BASF-logoThe Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS), with an established track record in the validation of alternatives to animal testing, is teaming up with BASF and Givaudan to validate an improved skin sensitisation reactivity method to address the needs of toxicologists and regulators.

Lactospore found to reverse depression symptoms

Lactospore-SabinsaA clinical study conducted in India and published in the peer reviewed journal Food & Nutrition Research reported that adults with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) showed improvement from co-existing depression when they took a probiotic strain Bacillus coagulans MTCC 5856 (2 billion spores per day); subjects of the study given a placebo did not report the same improvement.

Availability of orphan medicines varies between European countries

Cision-stock-imageThere are differences in the availability of orphan medicines between different European countries, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows.

Avon receives patents for groundbreaking rotational infinite effects skin care technology

Avon logoIn 2017 Avon introduced ANEW Reversalist Infinite Effects, the world's first rotational anti-aging night cream that provides continuous results that do not stall over a full year*.

Sabinsa research on synergistic properties verified by study on curcumin

Curcumin-stock-imageSabinsa has been promoting the combination of Curcumin C3 Complex and BioPerine for more than two decades based upon research showing the synergy between the company’s proprietary curcumin and piperine ingredients. New, independent affirmation of that synergy by scientists at Jane Mayer US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Center for Aging at Tufts University and Tohoku University, Japan has been published in Nutrition & Metabolism (2018 15:12). The open access study, Curcumin and piperine supplementation of obese mice under caloric restriction modulates body fat and interleukin-1β, can be read here: www.doi.org

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