Posts tagged with ‘cosmeceuticals’

  • BASF sells chitosan marine biopolymers business to Seagarden ASA

    BASF SE and the Norwegian company Seagarden ASA signed a contract to transfer the Chitosan marine biopolymers business. Chitosan marine biopolymers are used in personal care products and as pharmaceutical ingredients. The transaction is expected to be formally completed by August 2012. The divestment of the Chitosan business from former Cognis results from the portfolio optimization following the acquisition of […]
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  • Mar. Drugs, Volume 10, Issue 6 (June 2012), Pages Pages 1192-1421 Now Available

    MDPI is pleased to announce the availability of the following: Mar. Drugs, Volume 10, Issue 6 (June 2012), Pages Pages 1192-1421 http://www.mdpi.com/1660-3397/10/6/ Table of Contents: Sheila Marie Pimentel-Elardo, Lubomir Grozdanov, Sebastian Proksch and Ute Hentschel Article: Diversity of Nonribosomal Peptide Synthetase Genes in the Microbial Metagenomes of Marine Sponges Mar. Drugs 2012, 10(6), 1192-1202; doi:10.3390/md10061192 http://www.mdpi.com/1660-3397/10/6/1192/ Shwu-Li Wu, Jui-Hsin Su, […]
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  • Seaweed-based formula could be effective against acne

    Seaweed-based face wash could be an effective cure for acne as researchers have claimed that that an active ingredient from brown seaweed can cut spots by nearly two thirds. A new clinical trial of treatments containing the ingredient showed that the number of spots fell by 64 per cent whereas blackheads were cut down by 60 per cent just after eight weeks. The trial is the first cosmetics clinical […]
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  • Growing International Interest In Oceanology To Benefit The Global Marine Biotechnology Market, According To New Report By Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

    With growing environmental pollution throwing the spotlight on sustainable industrial development, there exists huge demand for suitable, scalable, economically, socially and environmentally sustainable feedstock options for the manufacturing industry. With sustainable feedstock production and delivery ballooning into a massive industry worldwide, the world’s oceans have emerged into the next frontier for investigative, biological resource development and management R&D projects. For […]
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  • OECD Conference on Marine Biotechnology for Ocean Productivity and Sustainability: May 30-31 2012

    This conference, held in late May in Vancouver, Canada, will address opportunities for marine biotechnology to contribute to global challenges such as of food and fuel security, population health, green growth and sustainable industries. The event aims at raising awareness among policy makers of the potential of the marine environment and how this potential could be realized through the use […]
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  • Aqua Bio Technology Signs Milestone Sales Agreement for Marine-Derived Ingredient

    Aqua Bio Technology ASA (Oslo Axess: ABT) today announced a partnership with Amway, one of the world’s largest direct sellers, for the use of ABT’s lead marine-derived ingredient Aquabeautine XL® in ARTISTRY® skincare products. ABT expects the agreement to provide revenues of at least NOK 8 million over the next 30 months, with a significant upside potential. “The agreement with […]
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  • Algatechnologies introduces Astaxanthin Water Soluble Emulsion

    Algatechnologies, Israel, the leading manufacturer of natural astaxanthin, has developed a 2% natural astaxanthin in a unique liquid-emulsion format under the AstaPure™ brand name. Natural astaxanthin is a lipid-soluble ingredient and can usually used in oil-based formulations. However, due to its extremely powerful antioxidant properties, there is a high demand in the market for a water soluble form that can […]
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  • Lasya, Inc. Announces Strategic Partnership with Maxey Cosmetics

    Lasya, Incorporated has entered into a strategic partnership with Maxey Cosmetics, makers of the advanced cosmetic eyeliner Maxeylash Maintenance, with operations in Estonia and the Czech Republic. This partnership will facilitate a global distribution of Lanterna, the cosmetic alternative to hydroquinone-containing products. Lanterna contains deoxyArbutin, shown to be ten times more effective and significantly safer than its prescription counterpart. Maxeylash […]
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  • Scots and Nordic scientists set to explore sustainable skincare utilizing marine natural ingredients

    Scottish company Aquapharm has joined forces with Norwegian firm Aqua Bio Technology (ABT) to create a new generation of sustainable ingredients for the skincare market. Together the companies hope to identify natural marine ingredients that could replace the petroleum-based components used extensively within the skincare market. Scientists at Aquapharm believe marine microbes are the key to finding the bio-active ingredients […]
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  • Health Enhancement Products, Inc. expands scientific inquiry at Battelle as algae-derived molecules are tested for bioactivity

    The board directors of Health Enhancement Products, Inc. (OTCBB: HEPI), a Scottsdale, AZ-based food ingredients and nutraceutical enterprise, has authorized an expanded study of its algae extracts. Since May of 2011, the Company has been working with Battelle, the world’s largest independent research and development organization, to isolate the active molecules in its proprietary algae extract, specifically those natural compounds responsible […]
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