Monthly archives for January, 2017

Join the FPR team at the 2017 ICMAD Forum

Join the FPR team at the 2017 ICMAD Forum

Jennifer Porter and Layne L’Abbé will represent Focal Point Research at this year’s ICMAD Cosmetic Technical/Regulatory Forum. The Forum will be held in Newport Beach, CA. from February 9th-10th. We will ...

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Columbia University Prints Microscopic Biocompatible Medical Devices

Columbia University Prints Microscopic Biocompatible Medical Devices

Researchers at Columbia University have developed a manufacturing technique that allows them to layer hydrogels. This material holds great promise for the future of medicine, for example in cancer therapy. ...

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Curcumin Not the Cure-All It Was Thought To Be

Curcumin Not the Cure-All It Was Thought To Be

Curcumin is one of many components that are found in turmeric. This spice has been used throughout history in cooking, dyes, religious ceremonies and medical treatments. In Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric ...

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European Cosmetics Industry Discusses Safety of Fragrance and Preservative Ingredients

European Cosmetics Industry Discusses Safety of Fragrance and Preservative Ingredients

The World Trade Organisation has been notified by the European Commission of a draft Regulation to ban three fragrance allergens in cosmetics products.  The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) ...

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Focal Point Hosts Webinar on Perceptions of the Health Risks of Cosmetics

Focal Point Hosts Webinar on Perceptions of the Health Risks of Cosmetics

On January 18 at 1 PM EST, Focal Point Research Inc.’s President & CEO Rob Ross-Fichtner will host a webinar on the perceptions of the health risks of cosmetics and ...

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Alternatives to Plastic Microbeads in Personal Care Products

Alternatives to Plastic Microbeads in Personal Care Products

Plastic microbeads may be tiny, but they have become a highly controversial environmental issue. In recent years, they have been a common ingredient in exfoliating scrubs for the face and ...

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Canada Adds Three Materials to Toxic Substances List

Canada Adds Three Materials to Toxic Substances List

In 2006, a list of over 200 substances for evaluation was drawn up as part of Canada’s Chemical Management Plan. Over the past 10 years, these substances have been assessed ...

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Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in Implantable Cardiac Devices

Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in Implantable Cardiac Devices

Implantable cardiac devices are a vital piece of medical equipment in today’s world. These devices operate inside the body to monitor and treat various heart conditions. A well-known example is ...

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FDA Releases Draft Guidance on Lead Limits in Cosmetics

FDA Releases Draft Guidance on Lead Limits in Cosmetics

In December 2016, the FDA released draft guidance in response to a 2011 Citizen Petition submitted through the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC). Following the testing of 685 cosmetic products between ...

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