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Genomics fires Microbiota 2011 to new heights

Dispatches from Microbiota 2011

Genomics fires Microbiota 2011 to new heights

By Shane Starling in Paris

Mapping the microbiome and the increasing sophistication of gene sequencing and analysis have in just a few years completely changed the research landscape for microbiota, and looks set to answer many to-date unresolved ‘mechanism of action’ questions.

Bedroom to boardroom: Wingman reflects on breakthrough year

Bedroom to boardroom: Wingman reflects on breakthrough year

By Andrew McDougall

From an idea that was developed in a university dorm room and initially marketed at student clubs, Wingman has flown to new heights in its first year, achieving national success and gaining external investment.

GreenPalm issues sustainable palm oil production plea

GreenPalm issues sustainable palm oil production plea

By Andrew McDougall

At the recent in-cosmetics show in Milan, CosmeticsDesign caught up with Bob Norman of GreenPalm to discuss the need for cosmetic companies to support the sustainable production of palm oil.

Naturex set for “one or two” acquisitions in 2011: President

Naturex set for “one or two” acquisitions in 2011: President

By Shane Starling

Naturex will expand again in 2011 with several “€5-20m” targets, 1.5 years after completing the €110m integration of Spanish supplier Natraceutical that made the French botanical extracts supplier the biggest in the world.

MWV keeps costs down as raw materials prices increase

MWV keeps costs down as raw materials prices increase

By Katie Bird

As polypropylene prices are close to hitting all time highs, CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com spoke to packaging supplier MWV’s Barcelona plant manager Angel Fernandez-Carbonell about how the plant is keeping its costs and environmental footprint down.

Lifting the lid on the point of sale display category

Lifting the lid on the point of sale display category

By Simon Pitman

The market for point of sale display materials is a surprisingly vibrant category that faces the same challenges as any packaging cosmetics packaging company, explains Olivier Zoccheddu, from the company EZY PLV (Global Concept PLV).

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