Abich is a  Contract Research Organization (C.R.O.) that has been providing research and analysis services to industries for over 10 years. Our main customers are manufacturers of cosmetics, medical devices and other consumer goods


Abich internally developed a  clinical division specifically dedicated to perform safety tests and tolerability and efficacy assays on healthy volunteers.

Abich also has cell biology, microbiology and analytical chemistry divisions, each of which can perform highly specialized tests or collaborate with the others for wide-range, complex analyses.

Abich's cell biology division  developed several in vitro safety testing protocols according to OECD methods, as an alternative to animal testing, using specific cell lines or advanced models such as in vitro-reconstructed human tissue. The division can also provide several efficacy tests to support and complete the research and development of cosmetics, pharmaceutical products, medical devices, flavorings, food supplements and detergents. 

The analytical chemistry division  developed specific protocols and analyses for quality controls on finished products or raw materials over the years. The division can also provide accurate analyses using advanced systems such as HPLC, Ultra-HPLC, GC-MS e ICP-OES.

The microbiology division provides services for the quantification, search and identification of specific microorganisms, as well as challenge tests, analyses for the evaluation of anti-microbial efficacy and mutagenesis assays.

The staff at ABICH includes biologists, specialists in chemical and pharmaceutical techniques, biotechnologists and biomedical engineers. Our personnel is available to design custom analytical protocols and analytical methods for our customers.

ALLTOX toxicology laboratories

ABICH, together with the Cellular and Molecular Immunology Laboratory at DIBIT - San Raffaele Hospital, launched the spin-off Alltox in 2003. Since then, Alltox developed skin testing protocols for finished products, cosmetic raw materials and consumer products.

Research at ALLTOX generated several analytical procedures, including an efficient predicting assay to evaluate the risk of skin sensitization on cosmetics, medical devices and raw materials.

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ABICH is a partner in the FP7 European research project SMARTNANO, focusing on nanomaterials and development of new analytical methods to identify and quantify nanoparticles in different matrices

 

SOS Jelly

ABICH intends to evaluate the feasibility of the development, the technological transfer and the industrial scale-up tothird parties' manufacturers, for a completely new biosynthetic molecule or mix of molecules, with bio-mimetic properties, able to protect human skin from the stinging effects of contacts with some marine species.

The feasibility study represents a development and exploitation of ABICH investments in term of competences, studies, and scientific and commercial relationship in recent years:

if confirmed, the study's outcomes could be offered to commercial and industrial partners, in order to further develop ingredient and topic formulations for commercial exploitation.

For further information, and if interested in developments and partnerships, please contact: info@abich.it

Certifications

ABICH laboratories received the ISO 9001:2008 certification and are a recognized GLP testing center (Good Laboratory practices) authorized by the Ministry of  Health.