Inspired by the pharmaceutical drug discovery model, this new Expertise Center is integrated in Givaudan Active Beauty’s entire discovery chain, offering high throughput screening (HTS) capabilities to more rapidly identify and select lead compounds with new biological activities. It will allow for designing new tests and screening methods targeting strategic biological functions for the beauty of the skin, such as melanin synthesis, extracellular matrix components production, inflammatory cascades or detoxification pathways. Candidate compounds will be qualified on human cells and skin explants before being further evaluated in the company’s clinical assessment unit, to study their kinetic of action and their activity on volunteers versus placebo. This new scientific platform will also contribute to support the strategic R&D activity of the company on the human skin microbiome in coordination with its metagenomics Expertise Center in Toulouse.
“We are extremely proud to inaugurate this new Skin Expertise Technical Center in Pomacle. It reveals our strong willingness to constantly extend and enhance our skills and experience in skin science to further bring added value to our customers. Our skin experts now get a new opportunity to increase the extent of their studies, for the crafting of tomorrow’s active ingredients,” said Laurent Bourdeau, head of Active Beauty.