Sabinsa’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 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 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.
A 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.