The new more durable tissue model represents yet another milestone in skin research
The new Skin Model can be kept in culture for up to 50 days
DÜSSELDORF, 5-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel has just announced its scientists have developed A LONG-LIFE version of its Phenion®Full-Thickness Skin Model that can be kept in culture for up to 50 days. By developing a more durable tissue model, yet another milestone has been reached in the field of skin research. Henkel scientists are committed to developing highly specific human skin tissue models with the aim of helping the study of skin phenomena. Those tissue models are then made available to other companies, organizations and research institutes under the Phenion® brand. Until now those models were coming with the recommendation of getting any experimental testing phase completed within 10 days.
As of today, various applications make a use of the standard version of the Phenion® Full-Thickness Skin Model to answer questions within a 10-day testing phase.
Commenting on the new milestone in the skin research, Dr. Dirk Petersohn, Head of biophysical and biological research at Henkel Beauty Care, said:
“However, we realized after engaging in detailed discussions with our customers that there was a need to extend the time the skin models can be maintained in tissue culture: to study late-onset effects, for example, or to apply substances on the skin repeatedly for longer periods of time.”
With the introduction of the Phenion® FT LONG-LIFE Skin Model, Henkel scientists have managed, for the first time, to reconstruct human skin that can be cultured for up to 50 days. This extends the experimental testing phase by 400 percent.
The new model of the Phenion® Full-Thickness Skin Model is a result of a research project that ran for several years. Scientists from Henkel were able to bring all cells into a state of homeostasis at a very early stage during tissue production, and then maintain them in this state.
By getting the LONG-LIFE production method standardized will guarantee the same high level of quality offered by the other Phenion® skin models and will enable new testing strategies and fields of application.
Even researchers studying the development and treatment of skin tumors could also make a use of the LONG-LIFE Full-Thickness Skin Model.
The Phenion® LONG-LIFE Full-Thickness Skin Model comes as complement to the Phenion® product range. The Phenion® product range include, aside the newly introduced LONG-LIFE model, also the standard model as well as the specific aged skin model Phenion® FT AGED Skin Model and the purely epidermal tissue model Phenion® OS-REp Model.
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