n South African Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Review - Permit required for indigenous biological resources : association news : Coschem news




South Africa is the third most biologically diverse country in the world, following Indonesia and Brazil, according to Carina Malherbe, biodiversity officer with the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA). Malherbe presented at this year' annual conference hosted by the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (Coschem) on the regulatory environment regarding biodiversity and bioprospecting in South Africa. Her presentation shed light on regulations that could potentially affect manufacturers and suppliers of cosmetic products using locally-sourced ingredients.


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