Safety and Efficacy

Our Clinical Division offers a wide spectrum of testing services surrounding clinical safety, efficacy (claims substantiation) and research. Testing methodologies include, but are not limited to:

  • Clinical safety of product formulas
  • Clinical efficacy – in- use product performance
  • Clinical research such as comparative evaluations
  • Digital High-resolution Photography

Thanks to our highly specialized board-certified medical consultants, we are able to assist the following specialties: dermatology, ophthalmology, gynecology, internal medicine, podiatry, pediatrics, dentistry, allergy and sports medicine. For those who require special protocol development, our staff expertise can provide recommendations to guide you through possible study designs to meet your testing goals. An independent Institutional Review Board reviews protocols for patient safety.

Our Capabilities

  • Dermatology
    • HRIPT – Human Repeated Insult Patch Test
    • 48 hr Patch Test
    • Cumulative Irritation Patch Test
    • “Dermatologist Tested” Claims
    • Sensitive Skin (Facial Sting) Studies
    • Acnegenicity/Comedogenicity Studies
    • Exaggerated Use Studies
    • Safety In-Use Studies
    • “Dermatologist/Ophthalmologist Tested” Claims
    • Visual & Tactile Expert Grading
    • Custom Protocol Development to meet your needs
  • Ophthalmology
    • “Ophthalmologist Tested” Claims
    • Ocular Instillation “No Sting/No More Tears ” Claims
    • Ocular Irritation Studies
    • Safety In-Use Studies
    • “Ophthalmologist/Dermatologist Tested” Claims
    • “Safe for Contact Lenses” Claims
    • Custom Protocol Development to meet your needs
  • Bioinstrumentation
    • Viscoelasticity (Cutometer/Elastometer)
    • Moisturization (Corneometer/Moisture Meter)
    • Transepidermal Water Loss (“TEWL”)(Vapometer)
    • PRIMOS™Image Analysis
    • Visia CR™ Photo System with Computerized Data Analysis
    • Color Analysis (Chromameter)
    • Sebum Production
    • Anti-aging Claims
    • D-Squame™ to evaluate Skin Dryness & Exfoliation
  • Photography (both Digital and 35mm available)
    • Digital High-resolution Photography (Dedicated Photography Studio Available)
    • PRIMOS™ 3D Imaging
    • Marketing Support Imaging
    • Custom Imaging Solutions for Product Evaluation
  • Antiperspirant and Deodorants
    • FDA Monograph Studies
    • Deodorant Evaluations
    • Odor and Fragrance Evaluations
    • Custom Study Designs
  •  Cosmetology Evaluations
    • Hair Care
    • Skin Care
    • Make-up
    • Depilatories
    • Nail Enamel Studies
  • Dental Product Evaluation
    • Dental Whiteners (using the X-Rite® ShadeVision® System)
    • Sensitive Teeth
    • Plaque Reduction
  • Clinical Trials
    • IND support
    • Medical Devices
    • Diabetic products
  • Nutritional Supplements
    • Weight Loss
    • Tolerance Studies

Our Departments

We take every possible measure to assist our clients, supporting their efforts during this critical phase. The product being tested will determine what department ultimately assists in your evolving needs. Based on the complexity of cosmetic safety testing, our clients often take advantage of numerous departments, such as:

  • Clinical — If testing a lotion, for instance, dermal irritation and sensitization testing will be an essential component of the pre-market testing and validation process.
  • In-Vitro Toxicology — Over the past 10 years, we have maintained focus on our in-vitro program for dermal and ocular irritation screening.
  • Microbiology — As expected, microbiology and formulation go hand-in-hand for cosmetic safety testing. From stability testing programs to sterility validation, we offer programs for all areas of cosmetic testing.
  • Photobiology — We are industry leaders in terms of our photobiology capabilities, offering SPF protecting efficacy, water resistant testing and more.
  • Analytical — Offering both development and testing support, CPT has partnered with client firms to submit properly executed NDA, IND and ANDA documents.

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