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The cosmetic industry takes a swift on considering e-labelling as well as on-pack labelling alternatives for cosmetic and personal care products. A harmonized opinion supported from the European Commission, would ideally fulfill the prerequisite criteria for the 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 distributed considerately amongst all media available. As consequence, the European Commission should promote new ways of informing consumers regarding product information, basically by utilizing digital means, such as E-labelling. This digitalization initiative aims to avoid consumer confusion & ensure consumer safety, impede on the competitiveness of European businesses, reduce packaging waste and assist on the free movement of goods within the EU.

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 the need of additional information on the issue, 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 above.

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 the 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 for the sensitive personal data of people involved.

We are pleased to inform you that QACS Lab has acquired Crédit d’Impôt Recherche (CIR) from the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation for the years 2018-2019-2020

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 deduction from the tax to be paid.

For more information please click here

QACS integrates DNA technology into its services.

The QACS Molecular Microbiology Laboratory, DNA Microlab is set to go and we could not be more excited with this contemporary venture!

Our new molecular lab is equipped with the latest technology to deliver fast and accurate results to cover 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 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 problem.

At QACS we provide PCR based technology via he 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 consequently analyzed in the sequencer. Finally, the sequence is compared with public databases along with the species name, information about ecology, taxonomy, growth conditions, possible pathogenicity and a brief description. Identification of microorganisms is made via DNA sequencing and bibliographic analysis of results, Food Authenticity  authentication (Real Time PCR), rapid analysis of pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms (Real Time PCR).

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