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Ryan Nelson

Editor-in-Chief, Medtech Insight, HBW Insight

Washington, D.C.

Ryan has been covering the medical device and consumer health, wellness and beauty sectors since 2004, first as a reporter for Gray Sheet, where he covered beats including Capitol Hill, international and emerging technology, and then as managing editor of Rose Sheet. In his current role, he oversees and heads up strategy for their successor publications Medtech Insight and HBW Insight. He also manages and contributes regularly to HBW Insight’s Beauty channel with a focus on regulatory, policy and legal issues and has moderated related panels at industry events. Ryan has a growing role in developing podcasts, new features, “deep dive” article series, and infographics across teams and publications. Off the job, he enjoys spending time with his wife Katie, son Finn and daughter Maggie in Alexandria, VA, a DC suburb.

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Sustainability Packaging

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“Cell-free biomanufacturing is not science fiction: it is here,” says L’Oreal’s Barbara Lavernos deputy chief executive officer in charge of research, innovation and technology, on the beauty giant’s investment in Debut Biotechnology, Inc. to drive development of sustainable, next-generation active ingredients for cosmetics. More news in brief.

Financing Advertising, Marketing & Sales

L’Oreal Paris League Of Experts; ELC Names Tom Ford Leaders; Every Man Jack Gets B Corp Certified; Cosmetics News

“Establishing a collective will allow us to better reach and engage with our consumers in a way that feels approachable and relatable,” says L’Oreal Paris US, which has brought on prominent makeup artists Allan Avendaño, Claudia Betancur, and Erica Taylor as the first members of its League of Experts. More cosmetics news.

Leadership Business Strategies

Inter Parfums Expects ‘Another Spectacular Year’ As Prestige Fragrance Boom Continues

The New York-based firm recorded 24% growth in fiscal 2023 first-quarter net sales to $311.7m. The performance reflects growth across all regions as consumers continue to splurge on more expensive fragrances in larger sizes, a trend that arose at the height of the global pandemic.

Sales & Earnings Commercial

EU To Provide Guidance On New Endocrine Disruptor, Persistent Chemicals Hazard Classes In 2024

Industry should use existing guidance for the identification of endocrine disruptors until the European Chemicals Agency updates Guidance on the Application of the CLP Criteria, targeted for mid-2024. Transition periods will begin elapsing in May 2025 when new substances on the market must be compliant with the new hazard communication requirements, followed by new mixtures in May 2026.

Regulation Europe

Plaintiffs’ Bar Is Ignoring Your ‘Free Of’ Claims Guidance – Cleaning Products Industry To FTC

In addition to expanded guidance on “free of” claims, the American Cleaning Institute seeks additional guidance on claims related to compostability, degradability, recyclability and recycled content. Comments to the US FTC on proposed revisions to the agency’s “Green Guides” were due on 24 April.

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