Innovation

A responsible innovation strategy

A responsible innovation strategy

Research
Central to our strategy

We attach a great deal of importance to research and innovation.

 

Our Centre for Innovation Research and Development in Épernon (Eure-et-Loir) south of Paris is where nearly 50 specialist chemists, pharmacists, doctors, biologists and engineers work together on developing original formulas and new active ingredients.

 

We have renowned expertise in the cutaneous barrier and in the connective tissue development mechanism. Laboratoires Expanscience also has recognised expertise in plant extraction processes.

 

Numerous partnerships with renowned teams, together with research collaborations with institutions in France (INSERM, CNRS, hospitals, etc.) and at international level serve as opportunities for further developing our knowledge of the specific features of skin in pregnant women and children, of the inflammatory phase in acne and of metabolic dysfunctions in cartilage that can lead to osteoarthritis.

 

Expanscience's knowledge, creativity and innovation are showcased by international publications and patents.  To date, 892 patent applications have been filed by throughout the world*.

 

* since 1997

The most stringent
of requirements

Since most of our products are intended for use by sensitive consumer targets (pregnant women, children, people with delicate skin), the products we design are subject to extremely rigourous requirements.

 

A Safety, Quality, Efficacy division is tasked with ensuring that the raw materials used are of high quality (active ingredients or excipients) and guarantees the compliance of the finished products with regulations, as well as introducing the company's own criteria.

  • Safety: extremely high standards

    Safety: extremely high standards

    A complete battery of tests and checks are carried out during development, during the design phase and then once the products have gone on sale.

  • Quality: strict specifications

    Quality: strict specifications

    Right from when the raw materials are selected through to the manufacturing phases and the marketing of the finished product, traceability and compliance with requirements are essential.

  • Efficacy: a genuine requirement

    Efficacy: a genuine requirement

    Various observational, biometrological and clinical tests are carried out in order to assess products' efficacy.

Numerous avenues for innovation

Numerous avenues
for innovation

Innovation and eco-design are very closely related at Expanscience. By developing special manufacturing processes, we have succeeded in reducing the impact that the production phases of some of our products have by improving our environmental performance.

 

We have developed a special system for assessing these improvements in our development process: EENOE (Ecoconcevons Ensemble Notre Offre Expanscience – or let's eco-design our Expanscience range together).

 

We are investigating new sensorial territories and we are creating high-performance textures that are pleasant to use by integrating new natural origin raw materials. We are creating new concepts structured around the awakening of babies' and children's senses.

 

Internally, we have launched a participatory innovation scheme Graine d’ID – which is designed to develop the creativity of each of our employees and enhance their expertise. We also use "open innovation", a process whereby external healthcare professionals can get involved in our research.

 

And since the research environment in which we work changes very quickly, we maintain an on-going watch on technological and scientific developments. For this, we have a network of extremely active partners working in a very varied selection of sectors.