Company address:Umultowska 89b, Post Code61-614 Poznań, PL
Tel./Fax:tel. +48 61 829 1580, kom. +48 696 393 623, fax +48 61 829 1555
The Faculty of Chemistry at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (AMU) has rich experience in realisation of research project for the chemical sector. Within this offer we propose the search for solutions aimed at increased competitiveness of cosmetic products on national and international markets, e.g. by improvement of specific properties of the products. Our laboratory equipment permits the use of modern and advanced methods of investigation of cosmetic products, including patch tests for checking irritating properties, instrumental tests of the impact of cosmetics on the skin on a Courage + Khazaka electronic GmbH system.
The laboratory conducts also classical analytical tests, including determination of content and identity of active ingredient, determination of impurities and their identification. Modern instrumental techniques are used for the assessment of parameters such as viscosity, pH, homogeneity of structure, zeta potential, particle size and particle size distribution of dispersed phase. Stability tests (Turbiscan Lab Expert) and determination of bioavailability of pharmaceutical / cosmetic active ingredients in creams, gels, emulsions are also offered.
AMU offers Postgraduate Studies of the Chemistry of Cosmeceutics addressed to those interested in current knowledge on the production of modern cosmeceutics, assessment of their quality and safety of use. Classes within Postgraduate Studies are held in a new building of AMU Chemistry Department and take form of lectures (110hrs) and laboratory classes (196 hrs). Within the laboratory classes students have the opportunity of working with the top class analytical equipment (e.g.: MALDI-TOF MS, ICP-MS, GC-MS, GC-Headspace, HPLC), professional apparatus for measuring the release rate of the cosmetics’ active ingredients and their penetration through the skin (with parameters corresponding to the Pharmacopoeia standards) and the apparatus for application studies (to assess the impact of cosmetics on the skin).