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The cosmetic industry is currently focused on e-labelling & on-pack labelling alternatives for cosmetic and personal care products. A criteria supported by the European Commission, would fulfill the required mandatory consumer centered data to be on display as well as would assist in the mutual benefit of consumer and EU businesses to be met.

Within an environment of increasing demands for consumer safety & product quality, it has become a necessity for product information to be displayed amongst all available media. The European Commission should therefore promote new ways of informing consumers regarding product information, by utilizing digital means, such as E-labelling. This digitalization initiative aims to avoid consumer confusion, ensure consumer safety, increase consumer knowledge & reduce packaging waste.

QACS, Quality Assurance and Quality Control laboratories, member of ERPA, the European Responsible Person Association, supports the joined initiative of the cosmetic industry for the digitalization of mandatory product information in order to communicate personalized consumer information in a more efficient way.

If you are in need of additional information on the issue, the QACS team advises you to search for valid sources of information and input. We remain at your disposal for any assistance you may need on the matter.

The QACS Lab is the first laboratory certified under the  Bureau Veritas Scheme related to Personal Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, EU Reg. 2016/679).
The QACS Lab is the second organization within the BV network to achieve GDPR certification.
The scope “Efficacy and Dermatological Testing of Cosmetic Products” is directly related to the QACS Lab services towards the health industry.

Through this certification we demonstrate GDPR compliance, with responsibility to sensitive personal data.

QACS Lab has acquired Crédit d’Impôt Recherche (CIR) from the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation for the years 2021-2023

The research tax credit is a system that supports research and development activities for companies that are subject to corporate tax in France.

Aiming to encourage organizations to develop their research and development activities by providing them with a tax deduction.

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QACS integrates DNA technology into its services.

The QACS Molecular Microbiology Laboratory, DNA Microlab is up and running and we could not be more excited with this new contemporary venture!

Our molecular lab is equipped with the latest technology to deliver fast and accurate results in accordance to your product’s needs. DNA Microlab provides genetic analysis solutions for Quality Control, Contaminant Detection and Microbiological Surveillance of finished products, air and surfaces using microbial identification via genetic analysis, the most accurate and reliable method of identification available today.

We provide Solutions
DNA Microlab provides accurate and reliable testing solutions to the Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic and Food industry. Our goal is to meet business regulatory needs, regarding molecular biology, GMO testing & Food Authenticity testing. We solve microbiological processing issues through laboratory and consulting services.

DNA Microlab provides molecular testing solutions including:

  • Microorganisms Identification
  • Testing for Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
  • Pathogen Detection
  • Authenticity

Technology
Microbes that are isolated from ingredients, air, sterile rooms and finished products are candidates for identification especially if their numbers exceed alert or action limits. The name of the species of the microorganism could play a significant role in the investigation of its source and in the root cause analysis. We offer scientific guidance and solutions to further facilitate you in the microorganism’s investigation and proceed to root cause analysis of your microbial issue.

At QACS we provide PCR based technology via the DNA isolation method. In this technique a specific DNA fragment containing information about the microorganism’s species (bacteria/yeast/fungi) is amplified via PCR and analyzed in the sequencer. The sequence is then compared with public databases along with the species name, information about ecology, taxonomy, growth conditions, possible pathogenicity and a brief description is provided. Identification of microorganisms is made via DNA sequencing and bibliographic analysis of results, Food Authenticity  authentication (Real Time PCR), rapid analysis of pathogenic and microorganisms spoilage  detection (Real Time PCR).

QACS ensures safety and quality in pharmaceutical products with QACS molecular testing solutions. For more information for Pharmaceutical DNA testing services contact us here  – info@qacs.gr  – + (30) 210 29 34745.

QACS is committed in the standardization work as a member of SIS/TK 495.

The main areas of contribution to this work are reflected in working on the development of standards for Analytical Methods (allergens, metals, nitrosamines) and Microbiological Standards and Limits (microorganisms detection).

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