The Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem) and L’Oréal have entered into a collaborative agreement for the next three years to initiate research on different aspects of skin biology. The research agreement was signed by Prof. Satyajit Mayor, Director inStem and Francois Pradier, Director Research & Innovation at L’Oréal India in late 2014. The announcement was made as a press release today by L’Oreal, Bangalore.
The collaborative research program between L’Oréal and the Centre for Inflammation and Tissue Homeostasis (CITH) at inStem will focus on exploration of biological mechanisms that influence skin-aging. A major objective of this collaboration would be to study the molecular mechanisms and signaling pathways involved in the cell biology of skin homeostasis. L’Oréal will share its active ingredients for evaluation and validation of these concepts.
On the occasion of this collaboration, Francois Pradier, Director of L’Oréal Research & Innovation (R&I) in India said, “We are proud to be a partner of the prestigious inStem from the Bangalore Bio-Cluster. This partnership is a step forward to achieving our goal of generating knowledge of Indian skin and hair. Our Advanced research teams work closely with them, and we have already built and nurtured a close relationship through the joint organization of symposium in 2012, visit of L’Oréal R&I delegation in 2014 and sharing industry experience with student community.”
“Our interdisciplinary team at inStem is enthusiastic to partner with L’Oréal R&I to pursue shared research interests. Our emphasis on understanding basic biological principles synergizes well with the translational focus of L’Oréal and together we expect this collaboration will advance our understanding of skin biology, and may also lead to new ideas for skin and hair care. This partnership will provide a unique access to active ingredients of L’Oréal, enabling us to modulate different processes involved in skin homeostasis. Beyond scientific interest this collaboration provides our graduate students and postdoctoral fellows the opportunity to work with industry where they are encouraged to view how their work can affect people outside of their narrow area of research” says Dr. Colin Jamora, Coordinator, Center for Inflammation and Tissue Homeostasis, inStem.