Dermatest - New Acquisition by Eurofins, to Strengthen Our Footprint in the Cosmetics Testing Industry


Luxembourg, September, 2017
Dermatest Pty Ltd, the leading sunscreen and skin care product evaluation laboratory in Australia, was founded in Sydney in 1997 and recently acquired by Eurofins Group, the bio-analytical service provider.

With EUR 2.54 billion in annual revenues and over 30,000 employees in around 375 sites in 41 countries, Eurofins Scientific is a leading international group of laboratories providing a unique range of analytical testing services to the pharmaceutical, food, environmental and consumer products industries and to governments.

The Australian laboratory and its CEO, John Staton, are recognized internationally for their active role in the definition of International Sun Protection Standards.

Counting with a fully equipped, state of the art laboratory, Dermatest, (hereinafter Eurofins Dermatest) is able to conduct full SPF and UVA product testing for all recognized standards and protocols.

Eurofins Dermatest’s broad experience, technological expertise and a broad range of modern bio-physical skin measurement equipment, allows this laboratory to perform the full battery of tests needed to analyse pharmaceutical and personal care products´ skin safety and efficacy. 

Over 20 years of specialized service enable Eurofins Dermatest’s service scope to go beyond the mere testing and also include support to product research & development as well as improvement.

Strengthening our Footprint in the Cosmetics Testing Industry
In welcoming Eurofins Dermatest Pty Ltd, to the group, Yann Agustin, Managing Director South Europe, Eurofins Consumer Products Testing, stated:

"Apart from providing Eurofins with a very good entry into the Cosmetic testing market in Australia, Dermatest will allow Eurofins to become the worldwide reference in Sunscreen testing, increasing our portfolio and strengthening our current expertise and capabilities in Europe

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