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ACTS Testing Labs, Inc. 25 Anderson Road Buffalo, NY 14225 Telephone: 716/897-3300 Founded in 1973 providing heavy metal analyses and insurance subrogation. Addition of environmental testing in 1976, toy testing in 1977, private label testing in 1983, and electronics testing in 1984. Softlines testing laboratory opened in 1985 in New York City. Subsidiary, ACTS Testing Labs (U.K.) Ltd., opened in June 1988 to provide service to U.S. firms purchasing products in Hong Kong and China. Senior personnel Angelo M. Fatta, PhD, President and Technical Director Elmer K. Gerbracht, Secretary/Treasurer Daniel P. Murtha, PhD, Senior Scientist Carol A. Hofstetter, Manager, health, beauty and
household products Mark H. Hudson, Managing Director, Hong Kong Donald P. Young, Director of New York operations Number in staff: Buffalo (60), New York City (10) and Hong Kong (20) Testing done: Physical efficacy and safety testing Laboratory facilities: Presently over 25,000 sq. ft. of modern, well-equipped facilities including analytical services. Full instrumentation (AA, ICP, GC, HPLC, IR). Laboratory specialties: Private label evaluations and national brand comparisons of health and beauty aids, household chemicals, and OTC drugs. Beauty shop evaluations and panel evaluations of products. Retail and vendor testing.
Alvin Laboratory, Inc. 5901 Tarawood Drive Orlando, FL 32819, USA Telephone: 407/876-3651 Founded in 1981 Company executives: Walter D. Alvin has over 30 years of comprehensive experience in all technical phases of the cosmetic industry. This includes product development, quality assurance, manufacturing and regulatory guidance. He has been technical director of such well-known companies as Vanda Beauty Counselor, Dana Perfumes and The Drug and Toiletries Division of the Purex Corporation.
Frances Alvin, a degreed chemist, has particular expertise in laboratory analysis of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Company facilities: Laboratory for product development, testing and quality control and data bank availability. Areas of special expertise: Product formulation, manufacturing layout and production, and regulatory compliance.
Institut ASTER Hospital Cognaco-Jay 15, rue Eugene Millon, 75 015 Paris, France Telephone: (1) 48 52 36 29 Fax: (1) 48 52 15 78 Founded in 1973 Senior personnel: Dr. Sabine Laquieze, Dermatologist Dr. Noel Goupil, Photobiologist Dr. John J. Thebault, Director Number in staff: 100 total; 7 cosmetology department Testing done: Human, safety, and efficacy Laboratory facilities: 24-bed clinic in central Paris. Dermatology and cosmetology departments were opened in 1986. ASTER has its own analytical department (CEPHAC) and statistical department (SIMED). Laboratory specialties: Human patch testing, sensory testing, hydratation or moisturizing properties and sebum rate, skin profiles with image analysis, biopsies and histologic studies, photobiology. Comments: ASTER is the largest private contract research organization working on human health volunteers in France.
Bio/dynamics Inc. Mettlers Road P.O. Box 43 East Millstone, NJ 08873, USA Telephone: 201/873-2550 Telex: 844597 Founded in 1961 Senior personnel G. K. Hogan, PhD, President A. L. Knezevich, DVM, Senior Vice President I. W. Daly, PhD, Vice-President M. R. Norman, Vice-President and General Manager M. J. Tierney, PhD, Director, Research and Market
Development Number in staff: 320 Testing done: Animal safety testing and analytical chemistry Laboratory facilities: 140,000 square feet of modern animal facility, laboratory and office space located in central New Jersey between Princeton and New Brunswick. Laboratory specialties: Acute through lifetime toxicity/carcinogenicity, reproduction and inhalation (whole-body and head-only) studies as well as toxicokinetics. Comments: An international organization which provides contract toxicology, pharmacology, pathology, analytical chemistry/metabolism and regulatory services to the drug, chemical and cosmetics industries around the world.
Biologic Safety Research, Inc. 510 W. Hackley Ave. Muskegon, MI 49444, USA Telephone: 616/739-5511 Senior personnel: Donald P. Waller, PhD, DALB Michael Kukulinski, BS, RLAT Thomas H. Locke, BS Number in staff: 10 Testing done: Safety and animal Laboratory facilities: In-house 25,000 square feet; clean/dirty hallway system; labs and offices. Laboratory specialties: Acute, subacute, chronic testing, all species, modified Beuhler sensitization, somatotropin bioassay, hematology serum chemistries, I.V. studies, repeated oral dosing, dermal applications, GLP studies, FDA, DDA, EPA.
Biosearch, Inc. P.O. Box 8598 Philadelphia, PA 19101, USA Telephone: 215/739-4499 Telex: 510-600-2291 Fax: 215/423-9210 Founded in 1968 Senior personnel: Karl L. Gabriel, VMD, PhD; President Armand J. Affrime, AB; Vice President, Technical Affairs Frances Gavigan, BA; Director, Quality Assurance Richard J. Hershman, PhD, CIH; Senior Toxicologist Scott W. Manning; Director, Computer Services Raymond Mark, MD; Medical Director, Director of
Pathology George E. Moore, BS; Laboratory Director, Director,
Pre-clinical Studies Tracy Stoudemayer; Director, Clinical Studies Consultants Ronald E. Davies, PhD; Biochemistry and Photobiology P. Donald Forbes, PhD; Photobiology Richard T. LaRosa, PhD; Applied Pharmacology and
Regulatory Affairs Hyman Menduke, PhD; Biostatistics Paul Langner, VMD, MS Veterinary Medicine Charles W. Nichols, MD; Ophthalmology Charles Puglia, PhD; Biochemical Pharmacology Peter T. Pugliese, MD; Clinical Research and Claims
Substantiation Ronald J. Tallarida, PhD; Pharmacology Frederick Urbach, MD; Dermatology Number in staff: 36 Testing done: Animal, human and in vitro safety; efficacy and claim substantiation; regulatory affairs, product development. Laboratory facilities: 24,000 square foot primary building includes human clinics, animal rooms, laboratories, offices, archives and support areas. Special facilities for inhalation, photobiology and moisturization testing. Full computerization. Hot room, jacuzzi and in-door pool available. In house Institution Review Board, Animal Rights Board and Quality Assurance Unit. Laboratory specialties: Animal testing: acute and subchronic toxicity, irritation, sensitization, phototoxicity, photoallergy, photocarcinogenicity, comedogenicity, inhalation toxicity, USP biological tests--plastics, histopathology evaluation. Human testing: irritation (e.g., 21 day cumulative irritation), allergy (e.g., RIPT), phototoxicity and photoallergy, comedogenicity, ophthalmic safety. OTC Monographs (e.g., SPF, FDA, and DIN) testing for standard and water-resistant/proof claim substantiation; antiperspirant/deodorant, antiacne, antidandruff efficacy; moisturization (clinical and instrumental), cell renewal, color cosmetic application and wear claims, hair care product efficacy, hair thickener/grower evaluations. In vitro testing; irritation assays, aging/free radicals/skin cell physiology assays.
CTC International Ltd. Townfield House, 30-33 Townfield Street Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1QL England Telephone: (0)245 252878 Telex: 995529 CTCINT G Fax: (0)245 490451 Founded in 1972 as an independent laboratory providing safety and efficacy testing in humans. Senior personnel: Michael Sitton, General Manager Dr. Avril Maclennan, Head, Human Studies Number in staff: 24 Testing done: Human, safety, efficacy, and home-use trials testing. Laboratory facilities: In-house photobiology unit, hot room, formulation laboratory. Trials conducted "on location" in Essex to ensure a larger pool of volunteers. External trials can be run nationally or internationally. Laboratory specialties: Antidandruff and other shampoo trials; patch testing (acute, RIPT, maximization, etc.); antiperspirant and deodorant efficacy; skin moisturizing potential; photoirritation and photosensitization studies; sunscreen (SPF) efficacy coupled with tests to show water-proofing and sweat and water-resistance using the FDA and DIN methods; home-use trials on all consumer products; statistical packages; registration service. Comments: CTC has the largest established volunteer panel in Europe (6,000), and can provide dermatological support and consultancy in a number of specialist fields with its own medics and ethics committees.
Concordia Research Laboratories, Inc. 248 Columbia Turnpike Florham Park, NJ 07932, USA Telephone: 201/966-0060 Founded 1978, moved to Florham Park in 1980 Senior personnel Guido W. Battista, PhD, President/Director Labs Theresa Battista, RPh, Director Applied Science Chris Katsampes, MD, Medical Director Joseph D. Miranda, DMD, Dental Director Surenda M. Singh, DDS, MDS, Director Periodontics Number in staff: 13 Testing done: Human clinical, efficacy and safety Laboratory facilities: In-house beauty salon, 3 dental operatories, 2 patch test rooms, 2 physical exam rooms (12 lead EKG), 2 solar simulators, multi-port sunlamp, group focus session room, 10 bed clinical pharmacology unit, slit lamp for ophthalmologic eye exams. Laboratory specialties: Human patch testing, oral product research and evaluation, large pediatric panel with full-time pediatrician, OTC product safety, …