Study Equipment

SGS has a wide variety of study equipment to help you support your claims.  If there is study equipment you are interested in using on your study and it is not listed below, please contact us and we may be able to obtain one for your study.  Clients may also send us their own equipment for use on their studies and we will gladly set aside some time to be trained on anything we are not familiar using. We have adequate space to store the equipment during the study and while it is not being used.

Skin Assessments

Blood Flow and Temperature

  • Laser Doppler (Moor Instrument)

Skin Surface and Temperature

  • Thermal InfraRed Camera 9320P series

Subsurface Skin

  •  VivoSight™ Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) imaging system

Density and Thickness

  • Ultrasound 6100 DUB (taberna pro medicum)
  • Dry Skin (fine and coarse flakes)
  • D-Squame (CuDerm)

Fine Lines, Wrinkles and Skin Roughness

  • PRIMOS Lite (Canfield)
  • Silicone Replica (CuDerm)

Firmness and Elasticity

  • Ballistometer (Dia-Stron Ltd.)
  • Cutometer® dual MPA 580 and different size probes (Courage + Khazaka electronic GmbH)

Skin Color

  • Chroma Meter CR-200 and 400 (Konica Minolta)- Skin Tone, Erythema, Skin Lightening, Brightness
  • Mexameter® MX18 (Courage + Khazaka electronic GmbH)-Melanin and hemoglobin (erythema)
  • SiaScope – melanin, hemoglobin, collagen

Skin Surface Hydration

  • Corneometer® CM825 (Courage + Khazaka electronic GmbH)

Skin Surface Moisturization

  • Nova Dermal Phase Meter DPM 9003 (Nova, Technology Corp)
  • Skicon 200EX (I.B.S. Co, Ltd)

Skin Surface Sebum

  • Sebumeter SM815 (Courage + Khazaka electronic GmbH)
  • Sebutape® (CuDerm)
  • Transepidermal Waterloss (TEWL) and Skin Barrier

Skin Smoothness, Roughness, Scaliness, and Wrinkles

  • Visioscan®

Function Assessment

  • Tewameter® TM300 (Courage + Khazaka electronic GmbH)
  • Aquaflux

Nasal Cavity and Ear Drum Imaging

  • Digital MacroView Otoscope

Access to

  • Fraxel Lasers and Infrared Facial Treatments

Eye Exams

  • Lombart CS-4 Package which includes eye exam chair, slit lamp, refractor and Longlife chart Projector for visual acuity
  • Slit Lamps

SPF, UVA, Photoallergy and Phototoxicity Testing

  • Light Source: Solar Ultraviolet Multiport Simulator, Model 901-300W V2.5
  • LS1000-6S-009, UV Irradiation Solar Simulator

Imaging and Photography Systems

  • Stephens Photostation

    Imaging using a professional photographer with different lighting options (visible, raking, cross polarized, parallel polarized and UV) and custom set ups (ie body, face, hands, eyes, close ups, etc.).

  • VISIA CR2 Facial Imaging (Canfield)
  • IntelliStudio (Canfield)
  • VivoSight™ Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
  • EpiFlash (Canfield)
  • Antera 3D-3D Imaging Technology from Miravex
  • Hi-Scope Digital Microscope
  • Hirox KH-1300 Digital Microscope

Additional Equipment

  • Temperature and Humidity controlled chamber for bioinstrumentation
  • Microscopes
  • Balances
  • Centrifuge
  • Refrigerators
  • -20C Freezers
  • -70C Freezer
  • -80C Freezer
  • Pipettes