Virtual Skin™ Technology from CellWorks Group Demonstrates Possibilities for ISP's Vincience™ Biofunctional Ingredients, Rapidly and Effectively
(PRWEB) August 14, 2009 -- Cellworks Group Inc., a proteomics-driven therapy design company, and ISP Personal Care, a global supplier of advanced personal care ingredients, announced that they have formed an alliance to use sophisticated computer modeling techniques to develop and demonstrate novel skin care approaches based on ISP's Vincience line of biofunctional ingredients. In a recently concluded study, Cellworks Group's Virtual Skin platform was used to model the effects in two biofunctional ingredient projects that were under evaluation for effects on skin pigmentation. The study was able to assay hundreds of bio-molecules, examining different application rates and allowing ISP to predict their effects on different skin types - before the need for expensive clinical testing. Laboratory work by ISP was able to validate the accuracy of the results produced via Cellworks Group's Virtual Skin platform. This study was the first in a series of collaborations between the two companies that will also include work on anti-aging compounds and synergies between different biofunctional ingredients. The alliance is an outgrowth of ISP Personal Care's recently announced Avant Institute for developing scientific and commercial innovation for the personal care industry.
According to Dr. Claude Dal Farra, Vice President of Research & Development for ISP, Cellworks Group's Virtual Cells technology has the potential to dramatically speed up the discovery and development of biofunctional ingredients, to improve the targeting and efficacy of those ingredients, and to deliver important data to skin care companies for use in their own product development processes. "The ability of the Cellworks Group's Virtual Skin platform to perform complex
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