Dead Sea Laboratories Ltd.
AHAVA-Dead Sea Laboratories LTD. is a SME focused on skin care. It is the leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of health and beauty products, based on Dead Sea minerals. The cosmetic brand "AHAVA" is world-wide marketed since 1988. AHAVA invests heavily in R&D. Its scientists work in close cooperation with leading scientific centers in Israel and Europe. AHAVA is experienced in NPs synthesis, characterization, and dispersion in various matrices and their safety assessment in different biological milieu. The company has its own biotechnology laboratory for cells and organ skin cultures and it has developed and implemented a human skin culture model to assess the risk in dermal exposure of NPs. The company has considerable experience in FP-5, FP-6 and FP-7 projects (coordinator of CELLAGE, and SkinTreat, a partner in NanoReTox and NanoTher).
Role in the project
AHAVA is WP6 leader and hence, is in charge of the optimization of platform specifications. WP6 tasks include application of the protocols to match market and regulatory demands and to meet future industry needs. As an SME, AHAVA will encourage platform exploitation in consumer product applications. Additionally, AHAVA participates in the optimization of ENPs isolation module (WP1) and the integration of the different modules (WP5) by recovery of ENPs in various products and matrices.