Regulatory science summit has an international feel

By staff reporter

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International and European regulation will get special attention at the Regulatory Science Summit in Washington this September.

The summit, organised by the Personal Care Products Council, will focus on international regulatory science issues, including Europe’s REACH legislation, as well as looking in detail at trace contaminants such as lead.

Attendees to the event, held on September 4-5, will be able to hear Florian Schellauf from the European Cosmetics Association Colipa give an update on the European Union’s position followed by the FDA’s perspective provided by Stanley R Milstein.

In addition, sun care products get a particular focus with two presentations discussing the science behind UV protection and the FDA perspective.

The safety and assessment of trace contaminants also plays a starring role in the proceedings with a number of talks concentrating on specific ingredients, including lead, dioxane and DEG.

Presentations on the analysis of trace contaminants as well as the methods for assessing the risks will also be given by both industry representatives and FDA members.

Science week looks at 'green' personal care

The scientific feel will be continued later in the fall with the Council’s 2008 Science Week held in Newark, New Jersey, October 20-24.

Bringing together more than 300 experts, the event allows manufacturers, suppliers and decision makers to meet and develop their businesses, according to the PCPC.

In addition to providing exhibition space, the event has a workshop program of six topics including INCI nomenclature, the science of safety and the ever growing trend for ‘greener’ personal care.

The workshop on environmentally-sustainable cosmetics promises to cover everything from ingredients to packaging – focusing on how concepts such as biodegradation, sustainable packaging, carbon footprint minimilizaiton can be usefully incorporated into the product development process.

Consumer appetites for all things green show no signs of abating and the PCPC hopes the workshop will help manufacturers meet the challenges in moving to environmentally sustainable products.

A further workshop concentrates on the science of safety at a time when new approaches to safety assessment are constantly emerging.

Alternatives to animal testing will be discussed as well as the latest on the toxicology of nanomaterials.

Related topics: Formulation & Science

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