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SILAB unveils its Microbiota Platform

True to its investment strategy at the service of innovation, SILAB is officially unveiling its "Microbiota Platform" that was created over a year ago. Multidisciplinary, this specialist platform boasts the expertise and technologies required to investigate, in a cross-cutting and complementary manner, the microbiota of the skin's ecosystems on the one hand and that of plants on the other hand, making it unique worldwide.

One platform and three scientific units for an unprecedented approach to the microbiota in the cosmetic industry.

  • The Biotechnology unit works directly on plant ecosystems;
  • The Molecular Biology unit analyzes imbalances in the skin microbiota in stressful conditions or during aging;
  • The Microbiology unit is in charge of creating and developing a collection of cutaneous bacterial strains specific to SILAB.

The skin microbiota has primarily been studied in dermatology, in contexts of disease, but many chapters remain to be written regarding the microbiota of healthy and compromised skin and its imbalances. As specialists in mastering nature and biotechnologies, we have taken a more cross-cutting approach to this theme by also focusing on the plant microbiota. This microbiota, present from the roots to the nectar in flowers, contributes to the protection, nutrition and regeneration of plants. states Brigitte Closs-Gonthier, Deputy General Manager, Research and Development, SILAB.

Note that the know-how of this SILAB "Microbiota Platform" will support the launch of natural and innovative active ingredients, the first of which will be presented at in-cosmetics Global in April in Amsterdam.

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