Valeant Pharmaceuticals International announced today that the company has submitted a merger proposal to Allergan, under which each Allergan share would be exchanged for $48.30 in cash and 0.83 shares of Valeant common stock, based on the fully diluted number of Allergan shares outstanding.
TSK Laboratory Europe BV has launched the 3dose syringe, the company’s new instrument for use in botulinum toxin injections. The product was launched at the AMWC 2014 meeting, Monaco, and is expected to be commercially available in May 2014.
iS Clinical have launched a new kit to aid the healing process of post-procedure/treatment skin.
The kit aims to hydrate the skin whilst creating an antimicrobial barrier, in order to sooth sensitive skin and aid it in recovery from ablative procedures such as fractional and CO2 laser skin resurfacing and deep chemical peels.
Syneron Medical Ltd has announced that its Sublative technology has received a CE mark, clearing it for the treatment of stretch marks and acne scarring.
Galderma has launched two new syringe delivery systems for their Restylane range. Launched at the Anti-Ageing World Congress in April, the Restylane Filler Syringe and Restylane Skin Boosters Syringe have been designed with the aim of offering greater precision, comfort and control as well as incorporating new safety measures.
Oxfordshire aesthetic nurse Adrian Baker has won Aesthetic Nurse of the Year at the British Journal of Nursing Awards 2014.
The Aesthetics Conference and Exhibition 2015 will take place on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 March 2015 at the Business Design Centre, London.
A student at Northwestern University, Chicago, has created an app that aims to revolutionise the way that people access information about health.
Pharma giant Johnson & Johnson has revealed that it will discontinue developments of PurTox, a neurotoxin widely referred to as a potential rival for Allergan’s Botox.
This week saw the launch of a new acne scar resource website aimed at providing support and resources for people suffering with acne scarring. Launched in Canada, Ascarfreeme.ca seeks to help people manage the emotional and physical impacts of acne scarring.
The website offers users a wealth of online resources, from articles on the latest treatments to blog posts on improving self-esteem, whilst also providing members with a platform on which to share their experiences via community message boards.
New research has shown that young adults with moderate to severe acne have reported consuming food containing more sugar and dairy, and with a higher glycemic index, than those with minimal acne.
The study included 248 volunteers aged 18 to 25 years old. They reported on the severity of their acne, what they ate each day, and what foods they thought may exacerbate their acne.
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have published results of a study describing how they were able to convert adult stem cells into epithelial stem cells (EpSCs).
When implanted into immunocompromised mice, the EpSCs regenerated the different cell types of human skin and hair follicles, and even produced structurally recognizable hair shaft, raising the possibility that they may eventually enable hair regeneration in people.
A Westminster Briefing event examining the government’s response to the Keogh review is set to take place on May 15.
The Welsh government has put forward a proposal for a mandatory register for practitioners offering cosmetic piercing, tattooing, semi-permanent skin colouring, acupuncture and electrolysis.
Clinogen Laboratories has launched Aesthetic Vision professional magnifying glasses at the Aesthetics Conference and Exhibition 2014.