First vascularized reconstructed skin model wins award at IFSCC
At the occasion of the 31st International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC) Congress 2020, L’Oréal R&I unveiled its latest advances in skin and hair research. Among the 441 projects selected by the Japanese jury, L’Oréal R&I was present of half of the program defined by the scientific committee, with 7 podiums and 34 posters. Thr company´s researchers, coming from eight countries (France, Japan, Brazil, United States, Singapore, India, South Africa and China) were able to highlight their work and the diversity of their expertise.
This year, the IFSCC award for Applied Research was attributed to Sacha Salameh for her presentation on a new vascularized reconstructed skin model. After 40 years of research on skin engineering, L’Oréal R&I reaches a new milestone in the development of skin model that better mimics real human skin and confirms its leadership for the development of alternative methods. This new research tool will allow researchers to better understand the skin, and in particular its interactions with the interior of the body via the bloodstream.
“This multidisciplinary project could only be possible thanks to the collaboration of experts with different backgrounds such as microfluidics and skin engineering, coming from France and Japan” comments Dr. Sacha Salameh, L’Oréal Advanced Research – Aulnay, France. “This award recognizes years of work to develop new models of reconstructed skin, one of the areas of skin engineering in which our efforts have been recognized for decades” says Gilles Spenlehauer, L’Oréal Advanced Research Director – Aulnay, France.