XCellR8 Founder and CEO, Dr Carol Treasure, has been announced as a keynote speaker at the 2018 Cosmetics Business Regulatory Summit in Barcelona on 9th and 10th October. Tough gig! The Summit will cover the latest beauty trends and innovations that are transforming the industry, and best practice when it comes to regulation and marketing.

She’ll be speaking to an audience of Europe’s leading regulatory professionals about ‘Safer cosmetics through in vitro science how to combine regulatory methods with exciting new advances.’

In vitro methods for key aspects of cosmetic safety, including skin and eye irritation and skin sensitisation, are now in widespread use for regulatory safety testing around the world. In many cases, they are now established as the default rather than the alternative approach, so it’s timely to ask, “where next?”

In vitro technologies offer so much more than basic regulatory compliance, and when used wisely, can provide the competitive edge, from ensuring that formulations are fully optimised before proceeding to human in vivo studies, to providing detailed mechanistic data for claim support purposes.  Importantly, they are a powerful tool to support the current move towards exposure-led safety assessments, enhancing the long-term safety of products and limiting the risk of post-market adverse events.

We will examine case studies from some early-adopters who are taking the application of in vitro data to the next level and consider the feasibility of applying exciting new techniques to the cosmetics of the future.

The Summit is being held at the Melia Sky hotel in Barcelona, where we’re reliably informed that average temperatures in October hover around 22 degrees. You can register for the event here, and if you’d like to arrange a chat with us, over some tapas on Las Ramblas perhaps, please email Zennie Major at zennie.major@x-cellr8.com or leave a comment below. We look forward to seeing you there.


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