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27 Jan 2017 - Alba Science Announces Streamlined Patch Test Service

patch imageAlba Science are pleased to announce the implementation of significant changes to their patch test offer.  The changes, which will enhance and streamline the current offer, came about after a process of customer consultation and an internal restructure.  The newly formed patch test team will ensure customers get the best possible service levels with enhanced flexibility in terms of placing small numbers of products onto a study.  The reporting process, now fully integrated into Alba’s in-house ECRF system, will be delivered with greater pace and the format refined to better meet customer needs.


Victor Reynolds, CEO, further explained “Alba Science has a long history of innovation, not only in the way we carry out studies but also in our ways of working and the bespoke in-house systems we use.  Patch Testing is one of our core strengths and, with the help of our customer base, we reviewed how we operate to make sure we are offering the best possible service.  The restructure also makes optimal use of all our resources, including our expert staff and extensive volunteer panel and we look forward to rolling out further updates throughout 2017.”

 

To discuss patch test requirements further, please contact enquiries@albascience.com.

Alba Science are pleased to announce the implementation of significant changes to their patch test offer. The changes, which will enhance and streamline the current offer, came about after a process of customer consultation and an internal restructure. The newly formed patch test team will ensure customers get the best possible service levels with enhanced flexibility in terms of placing small numbers of products onto a study. The reporting process, now fully integrated into Alba’s in-house ECRF system, will be delivered with greater pace and the format refined to better meet customer needs.

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> Victor Reynolds, CEO, further explained “Alba Science has a long history of innovation, not only in the way we carry out studies but also in our ways of working and the bespoke in-house systems we use. Patch Testing is one of core strengths and, with the help of our customer base, we reviewed how we operate to make sure we are offering the best possible service. The restructure also makes optimal use of all our resources, including our expert staff and extensive volunteer panel and we look forward to rolling out further updates throughout 2017.”

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> To discuss patch test requirements further  please contact

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22 Nov 2016 - Alba Science raise £200 for Macmillan Cancer Support

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On the 3rd of November, Rebecca Ashworth from Alba Science arranged a bake sale in the office to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. 

It was a great day in the office with a cracking selection of cakes and treats baked by various members of staff. We would like to thank everyone who baked and donated and thanks to our volunteers who very generously donated to the charity. 

We are delighted to announce that we raised £200 for Macmillan Cancer Support on the day. We would also like to thank Jayne Forbes and everyone at the Rose Street branch of Macmillan Cancer Support for providing us with donation tubs and stickers for the day. You can find out more about what they do and how you can help raise valuable funds for them here.

Once again thanks to everyone who took part in this bake sale. It is very much appreciated. 

  







17 Nov 2016 - Alba Science Enjoy Another Successful Year at the SCS Formulate Exhibition


Alba Science exhibited once again at this year’s SCS Formulate exhibition held earlier this week. The event, organised by the Society of Cosmetic Scientists and held at the Ricoh Arena Coventry, is the key UK event for the cosmetics industry and attracts a global audience.

Meetings were arranged with many of our key customers and the team on the stand were kept busy with a steady stream of new customers and queries.

Becca Ashworth and Emma Kleppang from the team also attended the Abba themed Annual Dinner event. 

Many thanks to all the customers and friends, old and new, who took the time to come and see us.

Our next event is a little over four months away - the 2017 In-Cosmetics exhibition which this year is in London.

Further details can be found here - http://www.in-cosmetics.com/

28 Oct 2016 - Alba Science Attends Scottish Lifesciences Association event “SLA Members Reception”

Emma Kleppang from Alba Science attended the evening event at RBS Conference Centre in Gogarburn on October 28th 2016. 

Alba Science likes to stay current, not only within the cosmetics bubble, but on the Life Sciences sector as a whole. The event focused on the development of collaborative solutions to existing and future issues in R&D, and included exhibits from companies involved in the sector.

The evening kicked off with a warm welcome from the host Neil Bellamy, head of Technology at RBS.

Paul Wheelhouse, Scottish Government Minister of Business Innovation, shared his thoughts on how business in the Life Sciences sector will continue to flourish in the next few years. The audience were reminded of Scotland’s international reputation for excellence in the sector, with access to top research collaborators and universities.

Kristin Jones, CEO of Indiana Health Industry Forum, travelled across the pond to present on the growth opportunities available to R&D companies in Scotland. Kristin touched on partnership opportunities and expressed that the US puts Scotland at the front for innovation and growth in Life Sciences, and regards it as a hot spot for investment.

Following the presentation, attendees posed questions to the keynote speakers. An interesting mix of backgrounds – tech, life sciences, medicine, academia – gave rise to some very insightful conversations.

Discussions continued whilst attendees circled the exhibits. An ideal environment for a meeting of the minds from Scotland’s prospering biocluster, and a chance for Alba Science to develop collaborative R&D solutions that add value to current and future customers.

14 Oct 2016 - Alba Science Attends Society of Cosmetic Scientists event “Communication – Why is it Called a Brief?”

Dan Whitby from Alba Science attended this half day event at the AMP Technology Centre in Rotherham on October 13th 2016. 

Speakers Janet Tarasofsky (http://www.speakingrights.com/), Stacey Irving (http://www.globalcosmeticdevelopments.com/) and Fiona Elliott (HAPII Ltd.) took the audience through the briefing process, from receiving the initial brief through to developing a finished formulation.

Janet started the event by sharing a brief for a face cream and Stacey and Fiona then presented their responses in terms of meeting the brief’s requirement for formulations, packaging and claims

The fact that two completely different products were developed in response to one brief showed how easy it is to be misled by a brief lacking in detail.

The audience then participated in an interactive session to capture a comprehensive list of the information needed in a brief.

Finally, Janet shared her wealth of experience in dealing with brands and formulators explaining how best to communicate science to brands and marketers and how to ensure a successful outcome when briefing out during the NPD process.

There was ample opportunity for networking before, during and after the event and it was a great opportunity to catch up with current customers and meet new ones.