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Innovation & Safety: Overcoming Two of the Biggest Challenges in Cosmetics Product Development

By August 11, 2016

Over the last couple of years, I have been traveling around the world talking to scientists and business leaders in the Cosmetics and Personal Care (CPC) industry in order to understand their scientific and business… Read more >

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Detecting Counterfeit Cosmetics

By June 22, 2015

Every year the cosmetics industry suffers multi-billion dollar losses due to counterfeit cosmetic products.1 Due to much stricter regulatory controls in Europe and North America, 66% of counterfeit goods come from Asia.2 The risk to… Read more >

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Characterizing Extractables from Packaging Materials

By April 9, 2015

Characterization of packaging in various industries has become more important due to ever-increasing global regulations. The first regulations for plastics used in food packaging and contact materials were established in 1982 in Europe1, which have… Read more >

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Advancing the Characterization and Quality Control of Botanical Extracts with Mass Spectrometry

By January 29, 2015

Bio-Botanica is a leading manufacturer of 500+ quality botanical extracts for the cosmetic, personal care, pharmaceutical, and nutraceutical industries. With a continuing focus on innovation, Bio-Botanica has pioneered numerous advancements in the botanical field over its… Read more >

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Analysis of Food Contact Materials

By January 28, 2015

Food Contact Materials (FCMs) cover a variety of materials and articles that come in contact with food during its lifetime, from food manufacturing through to preparation in our own kitchens. Food contact materials can be… Read more >

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Sample Profiling of Pesticide Formulations Using UV and MS Detection for Component Identification

By January 16, 2015

For the agricultural chemicals industry, the analytical quality control of pesticide products ensures that a consistent and effective product reaches the farm. More specifically, the detection, characterization, and quantitation of the active ingredient(s) as well… Read more >

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High-Speed, High-Resolution Analysis of Low Molecular Weight Polymers

By January 12, 2015

Gel permeation chromatography (GPC) is a well-established, informative method for characterizing polymers. However, while a great amount of information can be obtained using this technique, there are inherent limitations to this type of analysis. Columns… Read more >

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Enantioseparation and detection of triazole fungicides in wheat grain and wheat straw using Convergence Chromatography and mass spectrometry

By December 30, 2014

The safe use of crop protection products is of paramount importance to the agricultural chemicals manufacturing industry. Extensive studies and trials are carried out in support of product registration. These studies ensure that any risks… Read more >

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