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Skin Pharmacol Physiol 2020;33:44–59

Received: June 13, 2019
Accepted after revision: October 10, 2019
Published online: November 20, 2019

 

EEMCO Guidance for the in vivo Assessment of Biomechanical Properties of the Human Skin and Its Annexes: Revisiting Instrumentation and Test Modes

Luis Monteiro Rodrigues    Joachim W. Fluhr     the EEMCO Group

 

 

Abstract

Biomechanics of the skin is an important subject in skin research. It has been studied for many decades involving various technologies and methods to haracterize and quantify mechanical properties of the skin under different in vivo conditions. The present EEMCO paper reviews the current relevant
information, providing practical orientation to researchers dedicated to in vivo assessment of biomechanics of skin and its annexes. We discuss the available non-invasive instruments, including their principles and variables.

EEMCO Guidance for the in vivo Assessment of Biomechanical Properties of the Human Skin

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The Latest research with Nail StrainStress Meter NM 100 (29 October 2019 -Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd )
Nail StrainStress Meter NM 100: A novel in vivo method to characterize biomechanical properties of nails
Paola Perugini | Stefano Sacchi1 | Giorgio Musitelli1

Department of Drug Sciences, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy EticHub s.r.l., Academic Spin-off, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy

Correspondence Paola Perugini, Department of Drug Sciences, University of Pavia, Via Taramelli 12, 27100 Pavia, Italy. Email: paola.perugini@unipv.it

 

Nail Strain Stress Meter

Nail Strain Stress Meter

Abstract
Background: Nowadays, nail care products are extremely important both in medical
and cosmetic fields. Actually, there are only a very few “in vivo” methods to evaluate
the safety and the efficacy of nail products.

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Methods: The new apparatus, based on a recently patented technology, is developed
for the “in vivo” evaluation of nails in terms of thickness, structural firmness, flattening,
and bending properties. The device analyzes nails by an “in vivo” non-invasive
methodology in a timely way and with high accuracy. The assessment of the resistance 
to compression measures the cohesion of the nail matrix (nail firmness), while
the evaluation of the resistance to transversal deformation detects the elasticity of
the nail plate. Furthermore, the apparatus is able to assess the nail thickness and the
flexibility of their distal edge…More info about NM100

 

New interesting application for the 3S Biokit® (August 2019)

Latest study shows application of the 3S Biokit® in the field of metagenomic microbiome.

 

 

A Belgian-Spanish team of scientists could demonstrate the use of living bacteria to modulate skin microbiome composition. In this study skin samples were taken with the 3S Biokit® in 16 different points throughout the body to monitor microbiome dynamics.

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Personal Care Europe (April 2019): 

Efficacy testing of microbiome skin care

Christiane Uhl – Courage+Khazaka , Germany

 

There are so many different microbial
communities that can be found on and
inside our body. Especially the colonisation
of the skin being our largest organ, tangible
to the hands, visible to the eye, and in
constant contact with the outside
environment has moved to the front of
cosmetic research.

 

 

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Visioscan® VC 20plus: The worldwide and space-wide Visioscan®

 

New Generation Launched in 2019!

 

Please ask for exchange offers for the previous model Visioscan® VC 98

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 2018 Aug;24(3):351-358. doi: 10.1111/srt.12599. Epub 2018 Jun 20.

The revised EEMCO guidance for the in vivo measurement of water in the skin.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29923639