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03/01/2018 Bioinstrumentation is the use of bioelectronic instruments for the recording or transmission of physiological information. It refers to the high-tech instrumentation used to conduct research in the biological sciences. There has been a revolution in biological research in the last 20 years due in large part to advances in bioinstrumentation. Molecular biologists that have done extensive research in the structure and function of genes and proteins were limited to studying one or a few genes during their career. Instrumentation advances used in techniques such as DNA sequencing, microarray analysis and mass spectrometry have allowed scientists to simultaneously study all the genes and proteins in an organism and have given rise to the new fields of genomics and proteomics.

The field of bioinstrumentation has fused different fields for the common purpose of developing new ways of managing and treating disease and disability. Biomedical devices combine biology, sensors, electronics, microcontrollers and computer programming along with traditional disciplines such as biology, optics, mechanics, mathematics, computer science, chemistry and electronics.

International Research Services Inc. is a privately held clinical research facility serving the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. Founded in 1977, we specialize in dermatological safety and efficacy testing and we are a leader in the biophysical instrumental analysis of test product effects on human skin. We utilize a wide range of state-of-the-art biophysical instruments to determine the effectiveness of products and their performance on human skin. With bioinstrumentation, we can measure the skin's properties, such as oil, color, pH, water and moisture content, the severity of fine lines or wrinkles, acne, dryness, elasticity, age spots, etc. The instruments are non-invasive and are completely safe for subjects. Studies are conducted in compliance with standard and custom protocols and may substantiate or refute product claims.

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International Research Services Inc.

International Research Services Inc.

International Research Services, Inc. (IRSI) is a privately held clinical research company founded in 1977 by Stephen Schwartz, President and CEO, and serving the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. Specializing in dermatological safety and efficacy testing, IRSI is a leader in biophysical instr…

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