L'Oréal Publishes Skin Reconstruction Research Progress
L'Oréal and the University of Central Florida (UFC) have announced a breakthrough in their skin reconstruction research in the form of a 'Multi-organ toxicity demonstration in a functional in vitro system composed of four organs.'
'The partnership between L'Oréal and UCF focuses specifically on the challenge that lies at the crossroads between two key technologies: cellular engineering and microfluidics,' the French cosmetics giant said in a press release.
With UFC, it has created an in vitro system 'of human cells from four organs (muscle, heart, nerve and liver) which share a common serum-free media.
'This result brings together several technical achievements: the design of the chip with 4 cell reservoirs, interconnected through a recirculating network for nutrient distribution, allowing cellular communication as in normal human physiology.'
Charbel Bouez, head of Americas for L’Oréal Advanced Research, commented that the new system is “a milestone that will complement another technology we have mastered for years now: skin reconstruction. This new approach of ‘organ on a chip’ will bring huge benefits: increase of cell lifespan, integration of different cell types coming from different organs, better prediction of both safety and efficacy”
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