Skin is the largest and one of the most important organs of the body. Skin is essential to carry out the basic functions of protection and sensation. Consequently, skin is prone to a lot of damages due to lifestyle habits, pollution
The protocols for testing follow the ICH-GCP guidelines. Our trials mainly concentrate on the Indian Skin type.
OUR STUDY TYPES INCLUDE
Skin tone and Hyperpigmentation
Hair along with appearance serves for many other functions such as protection, sensation
Our team of experts conduct trial related to:
TrichoScan® is the first computerized trichogram made available worldwide that calculates hair growth parameters easily and rapidly. It is a software based method used to automatically calculate important parameters of hair growth, such as hair density or thickness from the images and the status of hair roots of scalp hair. It calculates responses to treatment in patients with pattern alopecia, enables a precise follow up of hair densities and much more. It is a painless procedure which is highly reliable and gives validated results.
The VapoMeter is the only fully portable instrument available for the measurement of TEWL (transepidermal water loss) values and evaporation rates. TEWL is a well-known indicator of the skin’s barrier function. The VapoMeter measures the evaporation rate of water and displays the measurement result (g/m2h), the ambient relative humidity (%) and the ambient temperature (°C). It may be used either as a stand-alone device or measurement data may be collected wirelessly to the software. The VapoMeter is battery-operated and portable. This offers great freedom of movement and the possibility of measuring difficult areas. Changeable and re-usable adapters are available for different in-vivo and in-vitro user applications.
The ElastiMeter consists of a 1mm length indenter. A reference plate and built-in force sensors. The probe head is briefly pressed against the skin surface with a recommended force that is displayed on the screen. The indenter imposes a constant deformation when the reference plate is in full contact with the skin. The skin resists the deformation and the skin’s instant elasticity is determined. This measurement principle is based on the analysis of the bio mechanical response of the skin and subcutaneous tissue and it is mathematically modeled using 3D computational FE (Finite Element) analysis. The ElastiMeter may be used either as a stand-alone device or measurement data may be collected wirelessly to the software.
Universal Tensile Testing Machine (UTM)
There is large demand in the cosmetics and health industries for mechanical testing data on human hair Tensile test data on hair can be useful in designing hair combs and brushes, as well as jewellery for hair. Friction data is needed for design verification for hair conditioners and gels. Yet little data is available; and anyone who has performed mechanical tests on human hair knows there can be great variability in test results. Therefore, if you are developing hair care products of any kind, you should plan to perform intelligent tests to determine your own results. Human hair consists almost entirely of a protein called Keratin. Keratin is extremely strong — about half the strength of steel. But a single strand of hair is very small — about O. 025 mm (0.001 in) to 0.076 mm (0.003 in) in diameter. Therefore, if you are tensile testing a single strand, you will only measure about 100 gf. Very small materials that are very strong. such as hair, pose some challenges to test accurately. You will need a small and sensitive load cell and you will need special specimen grips or a special technique for gripping. The Test Resources model 100 series tabletop test machine is an excellent machine for tensile testing human hair and other single fiber tests particularly because it is a very configurable test machine.