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Aug 29, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: Kirsten H. Andersen

Warts caused by a viral infection of the skin. Common warts on the hands and feet caused by one of several viruses that only infect between people.

Written by MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Consultant Dermatologist at Dept. of Dermatology and the Allergy Centre, Odense University Hospital
Flemming Andersen. 

Read for more information in Danish lanuage:

http://www.sygeforsikring.dk/Default.aspx?ID=1869

Jun 30, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: Kirsten H. Andersen

Probably save the many from a smelly everyday, but it is not quite as peaceful as one might think. The culprit, deodorant, has turned out to be the leading cause of fragrance allergy.

Once you have developed an allergy to a particular kind of agent it is not something you get rid of again says Professor Klaus E. Andersen. 

Danish written article:

http://static.sdu.dk/mediafiles//7/0/1/%7B701D8ECA-1BE5-4099-872C-953601666997%7D1106nyviden.pdf

 

About us

 
 
DIS is a spin-off CRO from the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in collaboration with Odense University Hospital (OUH) with the purpose to provide and develop safe and reliable human in vivo solutions for product
and ingredient testing tothe personal care and cosmetics industry.
 
By a directive from the EU-commission it is prohibited to perform tests of cosmetics and cosmetic ingredients on animals from 2013.  
 
In vitro models intended to replace testing in biological entities only provide limited information on select topics such as corrosivity, as they lack the complexity of an intact organism, with immune system, vessels etc.
Thus, in-vivo testing of cosmetic products may in the future be performed in human volunteers. Such tests include risk assessment with regard to contact allergy and skin irritation.
The team is composed of well-renowned scientists and physicians with substantial experience in dermatology, allergy and dermatotoxicology.
 

Medical Director
Klaus Ejner Andersen, Professor, MD, DmSc
Klaus Ejner Andersen has extensive experience in both clinical as well as experimental dermatology, and has for many years provided clinical studies on allergenicity and toxicity of skin care products to the industry.

Director, Dermatological Studies: He was member of the European Commission Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-food Products (SCCNFP) from 1997 to 2004.

Flemming Andersen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Consultant Dermatologist at Dept. of Dermatology and the Allergy Centre, Odense University Hospital
Flemming Andersen has worked as a research associate for 3 years with Professor Albert Kligman, Conshocken, Pennsylvania, USA, besides working as a clinical dermatologist and researcher focusing on models for assessment of skin care products.

Clinical Study Coordinator
Kirsten Hammond Andersen, Laboratory manager
Kirsten Hammond Andersen has worked as a research associate for 3 years with Professor Albert Kligman, Conshocken, Pennsylvania, USA, in Denmark she has been laboratory manager for ph.d.-students as well as clinical study coordinator for clinical studies.

Research Associate
Kristian Fredløv Nelsen Mose, MD, PhD-student
Kristian Fredløv Nelsen Mose has worked with composition and deterioration of commercially available allergens, in order to optimize these  products. He is currently working on his PhD-project "Development and validation of a human experimental contact dermatitis model for testing topical drugs for their efficacy in treating contact dermatitis". Check up for more information on: http://kontakteksemprojektet.dk/.

Contact
Clinical Research Coordinator Kirsten Hammond Andersen
Dermatological Investigations Scandinavia
C/O Department of Dermatology and Allergy Centre
Sdr. Boulevard 29
DK-5000 Odense C Denmark

 
Telephone +45 5170 1371
 
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