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DIVA Expertise: adipose tissue with nobility

Diva Expertise : 50 nuances de gras

If the fatty tissue makes the misfortune of some, it makes the happiness of others. This is the case of Mayoura Keophiphath who created Diva Expertise. This laboratory carries out preclinical tests on adipose tissue for various industries (cosmetics, pharmaceutical…). CosmeticOBS met the founder and talked to her.

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It was in 2015 that Mayoura Keophiphath, Doctor of Physiology and Pathophysiology, embarked on her entrepreneurial adventure. This expert in human adipose tissue decided to give back its letters of nobility to this organ in its own right, which is too often reduced to a simple mass of fat that we would like to get rid of.
She therefore founded its preclinical testing laboratory, based on innovative human models to evaluate the effectiveness of active ingredients or products on this adipose tissue, including explants of three layers of human skin (epidermis/dermis/hypodermis). “Our goal is really to act as a research gas pedal for manufacturers by providing them with support in the development of their products while optimizing the cost and time to market of their innovations,” explains the founder.

Blessed adipose tissue

But why conduct tests on human adipose tissue? It is located in the hypodermis. As a result, it interacts with many other elements of the human body,“ explains Mayoura Keophiphath. “For example, it makes sense to test an anti-aging ingredient on human adipose tissue since it is in contact with dermal fibroblasts, which are responsible for skin aging when they become slack. By boosting the adipose tissue cells …

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