Personal Care Products

Personal Care Products

We serve clients from around the world who contract us to perform investigative studies on a wide range of personal care products. Standard, validated protocols have been developed to substantiate a wide variety of personal care product claims as well as claims for prescription and over-the-counter drug products. Specialized testing for these products includes Preservative Efficacy Testing, In-Use Safety and Efficacy Testing, and Claims Substantiation Studies.

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Dermal Irritation Testing

The EpiDerm™ Skin Model uses a culture of normal human derived epidermal keratinocytes that forms a multi-layered model of the human epidermidis. This model is…
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General Irritation Testing

The Skin Technology Center performs studies of the irritancy potential of topical antimicrobial products by means of multiple applications (15 or more) of a product…
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In-Vitro Wound Management Evaluations

In-vitro evaluations of antimicrobial properties versus ATCC or clinically isolated strains of bacteria relevant to surgical-, burn-, and catheter-related infections. Time-Kill Kinetic studies (planktonic and…
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First Aid Wound Management

In-vitro evaluations as described under II-A, and as follows. Screening zone-of-inhibition studies. Studies per methodology prescribed by the FDA: 21 CFR Sections 333 and 369,…
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Moisturization Testing

Assessing your products ability to mosturize the skin is commonly performed at BioScience Laboratories. Using various specialized bioinstrumentation including:TEWL, Corneometer, Mexameter, Visoscan & Skicon, as well…
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Wound Healing Properties of Product Materials

Evaluations of rate of cell proliferation, measured as a function of cellular protein expression (e.g., growth factors) in a 3-D model of wound re-epitheliazation.
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Antimicrobial Preservative Efficacy Testing

Antimicrobial Effectiveness Tests, or Preservative Effectiveness Tests, are performed to determine the efficacy of the antimicrobial preservatives added to many pharmaceutical and cosmetic products to…
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Bandage and Wound Care Absorbency Testing

We possess the equipment and facilities to evaluate the absorbency and vapor permeablitiy of bandage and wound care dressings. 
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Bandage Material Physical Properties

The Materials Testing Lab features temperature and humidity control along with the ability to test for the following product characteristics: Tensile Strength Peel Adhesion Our…
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Hydration Property Testing for Wound Dressings

Studies using human subjects (intact skin) to determine the effectiveness of dressings in maintaining or augmenting skin hydration over time (e.g., alginates, foams, hydrocolloids, hydrogels,…
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Cumulative Irritation Evaluations

BioScience Laboratories Skin Technology Center performs the Human Repeat Insult Patch Test (RIPT) for cumulative skin irritation in accordance with the FDA/CDER Guidance for Industry, Skin Irritation and…
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Sensitization Testing

BioScience Laboratories performs sensitization testing by the Modified Draize test in accordance with the FDA/CDER Guidence for Industry, Skin Irritation and Sensitization Testing of Generic…
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Bovine Corneal Opacity and Permeability (BCOP)

The Bovine Corneal Opacity and Permeability (BCOP) test is an in vitro method to evaluate chemicals inducing serious eye damage or serious eye irritation.  This…
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