Henkel has unveiled a new testing method for assessing the safety of raw materials. Its patented Phenion Full-Thickness Skin Model can now serve as the basis for an innovative testing procedure in combination with an established read-out to investigate possible DNA damage of raw materials. The resulting 3D Skin Comet assay has now completed the first phase of evaluation in a bid to gain regulatory approval.
“Inventing innovative products requires reliable test methods. Therefore we, at Henkel, are engaged in developing new testing methods that allow us to assess the safety of ingredients,” says Dr. Dirk Petersohn, Director of Biological & Clinical Research at Henkel Beauty Care.
“The excellent study results are an important step towards the acceptance of the 3D Skin Comet assay as an officially approved test method.”