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2012-02-14 08:00:00

Sufferers unable to work from dry, cracked hands understand the significance of healthy skin and how painful and agonizing occupational dermatitis can become. fiteBac SkinCare Hand Softening Germicidal Gel now focuses on industries outside healthcare. Marietta, GA (PRWEB) February 14, 2012 In many countries, occupational contact dermatitis ranks first among all notified occupational diseases and constitutes 30% of all occupational diseases [1]. The emerging fiteBac biotech company believes...

2011-12-20 18:34:29

Contact allergy affects around 20% of the population in the western world. Scientists are working intensively to develop alternative test methods that do not require animal testing. A research group at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has now developed a unique test method that enables graded results to be obtained using cultured skin cells. "We have made several discoveries about the mechanism behind contact allergy, one of which is that allergenic substances react with keratin 5 and...

2011-12-20 18:25:24

Scientists at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have used advanced light microscopy to show that a substance can be differently absorbed by the skin, depending on what it is mixed with. This may determine whether it causes contact allergy or not. "We have also been able to identify specific cells and proteins in the skin with which a contact allergen interacts. The results increase our understanding of the mechanisms behind contact allergy", says Carl Simonsson at the Department of...

2011-11-09 12:00:00

Steroid-free treatment for mild, moderate, and severe atopic dermatitis in adults and children South Plainfield, N.J. (PRWEB) November 09, 2011 PuraCapâ“ž¢ Pharmaceutical LLC (http://www.PuraCap.com), an emerging, fully-integrated pharmaceutical company with expertise in product development, manufacturing and bringing affordable, world-class quality products to their customers, announces the acquisition of their first prescription brand, EpiCeram® Skin...

2011-10-25 19:59:02

As the realization that radiation emitted by the sun can give rise to skin cancer has increased, so also has the use of sunscreen creams. These creams, however, can give rise to contact allergy when exposed to the sun, and this has led to an increasing incidence of skin allergy. Scientists at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology are leading the hunt for a natural UV filter that does not have undesired effects. "Unfortunately, several of the chemical UV filters...

2011-08-08 06:40:29

European legislation restricts animal testing within the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries and companies are increasingly looking at alternative systems to ensure that their products are safe to use. Research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Genomics demonstrates that the response of laboratory grown human cells can now be used to classify chemicals as sensitizing, or non-sensitizing, and can even predict the strength of allergic response, so providing an alternative...

2011-07-11 08:00:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. announced the launch of Trianex(TM) 0.05% (Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment), a prescription topical corticosteroid offering the feel of a cream with the strength of an ointment. Trianex(TM) combines triamcinolone, the No. 1 prescribed type of topical corticosteroid,(1) with a pleasing cream-like base to relieve inflammation and itching in skin conditions that respond to treatment with corticosteroids,...

2011-05-24 12:56:00

Novel Methodology Is Validated For RIFM Sponsored Investigation Of The True Prevalence Of Fragrance Allergy WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first article from the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials, Inc. (RIFM) sponsored, global study on the true prevalence of contact allergy to fragrances is now available from the RIFM web site at http://www.rifm.org/publications-details.php?id=22. The article, Design and Feasibility of an International Study...


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cacodemon
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