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Jun 05, 2009 | 04:55 PM CDT

Exploring Outsourcing—Challenges and Opportunities

By: Marie Alice Dibon, PharmD

As companies’ needs for both innovation and building efficiencies accelerate, the benefits of outsourcing become clearer and clearer.

Jun 05, 2009 | 04:45 PM CDT

The Hypothetical Nature of Natural

By: Steve Herman

There is no shortage of debate on what is natural and what is not, and—considering the obstacles to consensus—debate is likely to remain a feature of the segment.

Jun 05, 2009 | 04:27 PM CDT

Everything Old is News Again

By: Nancy McDonald and Salvador Pliego

Although not always as sexy as new ingredients and technologies, proven ingredients get the job done and are embraced by consumers. It is the combined job of marketing and R&D to couple the proven with new and appropriate technology to launch a cutting-edge, winning finished product.

Jun 05, 2009 | 04:09 PM CDT

The Science of Innovation

By: Alexandra Voigt

Two product lines born of a prestigious technical university are paving a path through the beauty industry—relying on innovative science, clear insight on channels and in social marketing techniques.

Jun 04, 2009 | 11:35 AM CDT

New Symrise CEO Bertram Understands "Innovation and Flexibility"

Heinz-Jürgen Bertram.

Pursuit of a dynamic, cross-divisional approach of innovation among objectives.

May 29, 2009 | 01:52 PM CDT

Suppliers’ Day 2009: Formulating Efficacy and Efficiency

Suppliers’ Day 2009 was not just about ingredient efficacy, it was also about efficiency, and suppliers focused heavily on developing tools to assist formulators with finding efficiencies.

May 27, 2009 | 01:43 PM CDT

Cognis Reports Q1 2009

Sales and earnings down but volumes increased compared to Q4 2008; cost-saving initiatives showing results, coupled with other positive signs.

May 07, 2009 | 11:42 AM CDT

Raw Material Supplier Posts Decline in Q1 2009

Clariant notes some markets stabilization during the quarter, particularly in some Asian and Latin American countries. Company confirms its target of a sustainable above-industry average return on invested capital.

Apr 30, 2009 | 02:40 PM CDT

Hydroquinone: Is the Cure Worse Than the Problem?

By: Diana L. Howard, PhD

Though there are various theories about how hydroquinone works, there is little doubt that its safety profile is of concern. Fortunately, alternatives, addressing a range of skin concerns, are available.

Apr 30, 2009 | 12:47 PM CDT

Honing a Competitive Edge

By: Brian W. Budzynski and Jeff Falk

Innovation is the development of a competitive edge. It’s a linchpin in creating successful business, and includes a willingness to implement new business models, develop new brand experiences and create new strategic partnerships.