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Paper Submission for Planta Medica-Special Issue “Oral Health”

Manuscripts dealing with cutting edge research on natural products or plant extracts for improving oral health in the widest sense are welcome. Please note that plant extracts should be characterized according to the rules of PLANTA MEDICA as described in the guidelines for authors. Deadline for submission: August 30th, 2022.

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Regulation of Natural Products – A Global Challenge

The regulation of natural products is a global challenge, given the multitude of regulatory pathways and different approaches globally. Therefore, GA, the Society for Medicinal Plants and Natural Product research, steps in a series of lectures on Regulatory Affairs for

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Obituary: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hildebert Wagner – a great pharmaceutical biologist is no longer with us

Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hildebert Wagner passed away on November 5th, 2021 at the age of 92 in Breitbrunn (Upper Bavaria, Germany).
With him, we are losing not only an excellent scientist who left an immense mark on the field of medicinal plant and natural product research, but also a true bridge builder between pharmacy and medicine, a personality who cultivated a curious and visionary view of the world to the very end. Last but not least, we mourn the loss of a pioneering teacher and a valuable academic friend.

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New GA board

The 69th GA congress was a great success, being the first online congress in the history of GA, and likewise the GA members meeting, with the election of the new board of directors. Thanks to the online voting platform used, the results of the election were available for the attendants in record time.

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InnCoCells – Innovative cosmetic ingredients from plants and plant cells

The InnCoCells project aims to revolutionize the way cosmetic ingredients are sourced, produced and tested by developing sustainable production processes based on plant cell and tissue cultures, aeroponics, greenhouse/field-grown plants and agricultural waste streams. These will be used for the extraction of valuable cosmetic ingredients for testing in a range of cell and tissue assays. The most promising ingredients will be tested on human volunteers before commercial exploitation. The project is guided by Stakeholder Group that includes the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research.

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