Nanotechnology

Why autophagy is essential for cells and cosmetics applications

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Why autophagy is essential for cells and cosmetics applications

By Natasha Spencer

Professor Yoshinori Ohsumi of Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2016, for his finding of essential genes relating to autophagy almost 30 years ago.

Korean beauty device enters China

Korean beauty device enters China

By Natasha Spencer

The cosmetics machine, hailed as Korea’s most popular tool of its kind, will soon be available in China via an exclusive agreement with Secoo.

Silicone developments are appealing to the ANZ personal care market

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Silicone developments are appealing to the ANZ personal care market

By Natasha Spencer

As leading speciality chemicals and food ingredients supplier, Azelis, becomes Australia Momentive’s exclusive distributor, we spoke to Camiel Huisman, Managing Director Australia, Azelis on what we can expect from Australia and New Zealand’s personal...

Smarter customer services arrive in Asia

Smarter customer services arrive in Asia

By Natasha Spencer

Sharing Economy International (SEII) is concentrating on developing online platforms with artificial intelligence (AI) solutions provider, Asiabots, to produce AI and machine learning smart delivery services.

Panasonic brings health care to the home

Panasonic brings health care to the home

By Natasha Spencer

Teaming up with Kyoto University, multinational electronics company, Panasonic, has advanced its key technologies to evolve its radar health monitor for use in the home.

Natural active ingredients

Natural active ingredients: Achieving all-round appeal

By Natasha Spencer

As healthy lifestyles positively influence the rise in the natural active ingredient segment, marketing promotions, next generation materials, and leading Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions are all contributing to its growth.

Researchers find a cheap, new way to make structural color

Researchers find a cheap, new way to make structural color

By Deanna Utroske

The shimmering shifting hues of insects come not from pigment but from carefully arranged particles. And new scientific research, documented in an article published by the American Chemical Society, suggests that the nanotech to recreate such color is...

Voice technology and brand strategies

Voice technology part II: Why it is fuelling brand strategies

By Natasha Spencer

As the Speak Easy report by Mindshare and J. Walter Thompson Innovation Group identifies voice technology as being more powerful than typing messages when it comes to developing customer relationships, we look at the report’s four main takeaways.

Shiseido creates Shiseido Venture Partners

Shiseido to invest millions in beauty startups

By Natasha Spencer

As Shiseido prepares to invest up to ¥3 billion (€24.8 mn) in start-up ventures, the cosmetic giant’s new team will be on the lookout for technologically-advanced concepts and innovations that complement its existing portfolio and operations.