Honey composition analysis, a quality product.

Today, honey is used by a large number of consumers in its raw state or through processed products from the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. However, in recent years, honey production in France has decreased: for example in 2017 when a decrease of 18.31% compared to 2015 was observed. Conversely, consumption remains stable, at around […]

DNA Gensee at the 30th IFSCC congress

IFSCC congress DNA Gensee, the algae and plants biotechnology laboratory went to the 30th IFSCC congress in Munich from September 18th to 21th 2018. This year theme was “Cosmetics : science for beauty and liefestyle”. This theme, in perfect harmony with DNA Gensee’s activities, highlighted exciting topics. The opening ceremony focused on environmental protection. Dr. Dirk […]

The CEW is showcasing plant biotechnology and genetic analyses

Plant biotechnology and its genetic analyses applied to cosmetics are one of the three innovations selected by the CEW for the 7th Achiever Awards which will take place on Monday October 15th at the FAUST in Paris. The CEW is the pre-eminent international network for beauty professionals with 10,000 members in 3 associations in the US, […]

Her Majesty Rose : her history and her DNA

Since Antiquity, the rosebush is king of the decorative plants. At the end of 19th Century, in France, the hybridization of an European rosebush with a Chinese rosebush gave birth to the modern rosebushes. Stemming from numerous crossings, the genus Rosa counts today more than 400 species and hybrids. Estimated for their perfume and the […]

Identifying Ulex in a CO2  extract thanks to genetics

Thanks to a great collaboration between DNA Gensee, Codif Technologie Naturel and Clarins, the article “new genetic approach to identify Ulex species in CO2 extract” was published in Houseold & Personal care (Vol13(3) May-Jun 2018). This article demonstrates the power of barcoding and metabarcoding to authenticate and trace Ulex europaeus in a CO2 extract.   […]

Biodiversity: a challenge for the future

Definition of biodiversity : The biodiversity is a word that indicates in the etymological sense, the diversity of living organisms at several levels, in ecosystems and species, but also genetic diversity within the same species. Currently, this term is also widely used to designate the species specific to different parts of the globe. Biodiversity nowadays […]

Iris : botanic and genetic

Iris : botanic and genetic 1. Botanic(1–3) Iris is a genus of flowering plants whose botanical classification is described in the table below :   Kingdom Plantae – Plantes    Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons        Order Liliales          Family Iridaceae             Genus Iris   This genus contains about 230 accepted species including Iris pallida Lam, the […]

DNA Gensee, at In-Cosmetics congress

From 17 to 19 April 2018, DNA Gensee will be present at the international In-Cosmetics exhibition in Amsterdam, stand L105 (www.in-cosmetics.com). Nicole Giraud and Nelly Dubrulle will be happy to welcome you and to present you the authenticity of the raw materials and the traceability through the DNA of the plants. Contact Mrs Nicole Giraud, […]

Frauds and adulterations, a social issue

To date,  fraud is a real social issue. Indeed, in recent years, many scandals concerning the adulterations (compoundsnot indicated in the product composition) have been detected. A large number of sectors has been affected such as food industry, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. Many consumers still have in mind, the cases concerning “horse meat” in the […]

The power of vegetal DNA in the service of safety and traceability. Citrus, colored and perfumed fruits, are very popular in cosmetics, perfumers and agri-food industries. Known since hundreds of years, they are grouped in 3 main genera (Citrus, Fortunella and Poncitrus) within the Rutacea family. Classification of the species within this family remains complicated. […]