Research & Development

L’Oréal honours women in science

The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science 2016For 18 years, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science programme has encouraged, promoted and honoured women scientists all over the world.

New safety, stability and efficacy studies on LactoSpore

The logo for Sabinsa’s LactosporeSabinsa’s shelf-stable Bacillus coagulans MTCC 5856, its LactoSpore probiotic, has been extensively researched in the 20 years since it was introduced, and recently several new studies, including clinical studies, have been published. Areas researched include safety and tolerability, shelf life stability, genetic and phenotypic stability, and anti-diarrheal activity, all with positive and significant results.

Packaging companies set to invest heavily in R&D to 2021

Research and developmentPackaging companies will substantially increase investment in research & development (R&D) over the next five years, according to consumer insight firm Canadean. This may lead to an R&D arms race as companies seek to develop ever more unique and novel pack designs.

L’Oréal opens a Research & Innovation Centre in sub-Saharan Africa

 L’Oréal’s executive vice president of research and innovation, Laurent AttalL’Oréal inaugurated today its new Research & Innovation Centre (R&I) to study African hair and skin specificities as well as the beauty routines and expectations of sub-Saharan consumers. The centre in South Africa is the group’s seventh R&I hub established globally. It hosts product development, evaluation and advanced research teams and will employ scientists from the fields of chemistry, chemical engineering, physiology, cosmetology and biochemistry.

Discovery of bacterium that degrades PET plastic

Scientists discovered bacterium that degrades PET. Image provided by Kyoto Institute of Technology Professor Emeritus Kohei OdaA group of researchers from Keio University and the Kyoto Institute of Technology discovered a bacterium that degrades and assimilates PET. The research was conducted in a collaborative project with Teijin Limited and Adeka Corporation.

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