Frauds and adulterations, the coffee case !

Coffee Coffee is a hot drink known throughout the world and widely consumed. It comes from the coffee tree, of the genus Coffea, a tree of the Rubiaceae family (Hendre and Aggarwal, 2007). Many legends have been built around this drink, concerning the discovery of this plant. One of them says that a Yemen shepherd […]

Genetic analyses to identify Vanilla species

Today, vanilla is one of the most sought-after spices in the world. It is widely used by the food, fragrances and cosmetics industries. But its popularity and the increased global warming (storm, drought…) have caused a drop in yields, which has led to an increase in prices and frauds. However, currently, consumers are increasingly vigilant […]

Algae authenticity and traceability

A new analytical approach for authentication and traceability of plant & algae raw materials Example with algae used in the cosmetic domain Presentation at the PBS* of Nelly Dubrulle (DNA Gensee) & Pierre-Yves Morvan (Codif Technologie Naturelle) * Plant Based Summit, 22-24 May 2019, Cité De Congrès – Lyon – France Algae and microalgae are […]

Gorse, authentication and traceability model via its DNA

Almost a year ago, we published an article on gorse. This anniversary is an opportunity to review this project carried out in collaboration with Codif Technologie Naturelle and Clarins. Adulterations and frauds are problems that every player in the cosmetics industry must take into account. This is the case with our partners who have called […]

Promotion of our Laboratory at IN-COSMETICS 2019

DNA Gensee could meet many actors of the Cosmetics market which expressed a strong interest for our DNA analyses technologies and the support proposed. Avoying frauds and contaminations in their supplies of plants/algae is a major challenge. Our diagnostics are accurate and valuable for our customers. Our studies are eligible to CIR, do not hesitate […]

Authenticity and genetic traceability in plants, example of figs

Genetic traceability in plants, example of figs: Presentation in COMET* by Dr. Philippe   *Cosmetic Measurement & Testing (February 6-7 2019 – Cergy, France, Plants are one of the most important terrestrial organisms. Many plant species are interesting for their biological properties. This diversity is widely used by the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. However, […]

Genetic analyses to identify citrus species

In winter, the seasonal fruits are citrus fruits. This plant group is composed of many botanical species ( Currently, their consumption is increasing because of their virtues and benefits on the human health ( However, there are many frauds and adulterations in citrus products. Consumers are increasingly responsive to their products composition. They are looking […]

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, […]