SHANGHAI, Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire
JALA Group, a leading cosmetics company in China, recently announced that for the first time in the world, the company has successfully printed the skin of Asians using the 3D bioprinting technology.
In order to assure the smooth and reliable progress of the project, JALA Group established a special R&D team of engineering, biomaterial, cell biology, pharmaceutical and regenerative medicine scientists from both China and France. After 98 experiments, the R&D team built the first Asian skin model using bioprinting technology. As a partner of JALA Group, France-based Bearskin Creations brought to the project advanced, unique and diversified 3D skin models, which, combined with high quality and sensitive analysis and detection methodology, provide a complete range of professional and customized solutions for the efficacy evaluation of everyday chemicals and materials. Over the last few years, Lab Skin Creations developed and obtained a patent for bioink, a unique technology that enables in vitro reconstruction of skin tissues with 3D bioprinting. Using the technology, JALA Group successfully built 3D bioprinted skin using skin cells from Asians.
There are specific differences between Asian and Caucasian skin in terms of structure and texture, and acquired factors such as diet, environment and air pollution as well as the Asian preference for avoiding any exposure to the sun can affect skin characteristics. JALA, as part of its mission to build a recognized Chinese brand by aggregating the best that sources from around the world can offer, is committed to developing cosmetics more suitable for Oriental women. The use of bioprinted skin, an in vitro 3D structure organism, will enhance their R&D capacities including functional testing of raw materials, efficacy evaluation of cosmetics and drug development, as well as various efforts in mechanism research that facilitate the development of biotechnology. The huge success of the multinational cooperation plays a vital role in promoting the development and testing of more advanced and safer cosmetics that meet the skin needs of Asian consumers.
Source: JALA Group
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