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At Colgate's Technology Centers around the world, we are committed to improving oral health through the development of leading-edge technologies that achieve the highest standards of patient care and safety. Our talented team of over 200 scientists, clinicians and engineers are dedicated to discovering and validating emerging science, which can be applied to oral care through the use of advanced instrumentation, diagnostics and clinical methodologies. Our technology efforts span both drug and OTC technologies with demonstrated efficacy in the prevention and treatment of oral diseases. We take pride in our technical achievments to date, we are humbled by the learning we have yet to achieve and we look forward to building strong partnerships with all of Oral Care's academic and professional communities. We invite you to explore the level of Colgate scientific research programs and accomplishments and hope they help you improve the oral health and quality of life of your patients. Colgate-Palmolive is proud of its state-of-the art research and development facility in Piscataway, New Jersey where our scientists develop technologies to improve oral health. The Colgate Technology Center includes laboratories that focus on early research and product development as well as an on-site dental clinic managed by practicing dentists and hygienists. Safety testing and research are also important parts of the technology center. In addition, there is an on-site consumer testing site to ensure that our products promote patient acceptance and compliance.

Colgate's commitment to research has fueled many oral health technology advancements:    Triclosan/Copolymer – FDA-approved technology in a toothpaste for plaque and gingivitis control Pro-Argin™ technology – superior instant sensitivity relief Multi-height bristles in manual toothbrushes for superior plaque control Research Philosophy: Clinical dental research at Colgate is a tradition of excellence that dates back over 50 years. All clinical studies are conducted in harmony with the highest governmental and professional standards. The results are published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and are subjected to evidence-based dentistry statistical substantiation procedures. Consequently. Our teams include bioengineers. This interaction and partnerships help our scientists understand the needs and priorities of oral health research. Our researchers span the globe to involve the greatest diversity of male and female participants. North America and Europe. in every age group. Colgate scientists also partner with leading companies and academic canters to identify and incorporate the new technologies that will elevate the benefits of our oral health products. Colgate clinical studies evaluate the efficacy of dental treatments on such critical oral concerns as dental plaque. a broad range of chemistries and practical oral health. and tooth decay and calculus formation. Science and Innovation: As a world leader in oral care technology development. hundreds of visitors from various areas of dentistry and geographies visit our technology center. gingivitis. Latin America.Every year. . Colgate research and product development is conducted by more than four hundred scientists in a global network of technology centers located in Asia. Over the last five decades. our products must not only provide benefits that dental professionals will enthusiastically endorse but also appeal to a wide-range of everchanging consumer tastes and preferences. chemists. Visitors have the opportunity to meet with our scientists and discuss our products and technologies and experience our scientists' commitment to oral health research. dentists and clinicians who possess technological expertise in such fields a molecular and microbiology. Colgate is committed to improving the oral health of people across the globe. we have gained the trust of both of these audiences through a firm commitment to oral care research. External partnerships are an important part of achieving tomorrow's innovation. Designed to encourage innovation through seamless collaboration. Colgate technology development process incorporates the best science at each stage – from basic research to formula optimization to the clinical documentation of our commercial products and technologies.

our mission. For the past 50 years. is driven by a relentless pursuit of scientific investigation.Clinical research: Colgate is dedicated to improving oral health for people around the world. Our commitment to clinical research is supported by:     Robust clinical documentation of new technologies Partnerships with leading dental schools worldwide A comprehensive global network of clinical sites Our vast impact on the development and maintenance of clinical indices. standards and methodologies Research and development: Research & Development Abraham . and our continued success.

I'm also part of the "Monarch team" that is in charge of helping the Technology group around the world have a consumer centric focus. This feeling helps to make the work easier.  Current Position: Research & Development Manager What I Like Most About Colgate: Working with people from different departments and countries. one in the area of manufacturing and the other one (Colgate) in R&D. I was able to see the building of a new plant from sketches until the final construction is finished. I have also been able to participate in 2 major changes within the Technology team: the creation of Regional Technology Centers and the creation of the Product Development team in Mexico. These changes are not always reflected with promotions. Most exciting has been the opportunity to live in different countries and learn from different cultures. I received offers from 2 companies at the same time. Challenge the status quo in a creative . This has helped not only in my professional growth but also in my personal enrichment. Starting a new work group with a new structure and responsibilities and the opportunity to be part of the process since the beginning has allowed me to learn a lot. I've been with Colgate for 16 years and have not been in the same role or had the same responsibilities for more than 3 years. and more enjoyable. In this environment you can feel comfortable expressing your opinions and ideas. It was clear to me that Colgate would give me the opportunity to grow professionally and at my own pace. and there are not a lot of companies in Mexico that could offer that opportunity. With reference to my professional development. To be successful at Colgate. even if it's the first time you meet or you talk with a person. It also provided a chance to re-invent the way of doing things and share the experience acquired with new people. There are lots of things I like about working at Colgate. I have a team of 8 people. I was also part of the team that helped to design. Don't be afraid to express your opinions and ideas. but a promotion is not the only way to reflect professional growth. so I could look forward to a long-term relationship with the Company. be professional. I'm also a Quality Systems Auditor and have participated in corporate audits at different CP sites. my main activity is to manage the Product Development team for global cleaning products (R&D). so there are always new experiences and new challenges that give me the opportunity to grow. more productive. I joined Colgate right after I graduated from College. As Research & Development Manager. committed to the objectives and faithful to the values. but if I had to choose only one I would say that when I work with people from different departments and/or different countries there is always a feeling of partnership. The opportunity of working in R&D was more in line with my professional goals and expectations. I felt that by working at Colgate I would be proud of my work and have the opportunity to create products that at the end will be used by millions of people. install and start the new Oral Care Factory in Brazil (Anchieta) and this experience was also very exciting. Colgate is a very well known Company and I remembered that we always had Colgate products at our house.

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