Cosmetic scientists look to other disciplines for new ideas

By Katie Bird

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New York-based cosmetics scientists are calling upon academics from other disciplines to submit ideas that could benefit cosmetics in a Technology Transfer Conference.

The New York chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) is organizing the event, which will take place in October in Woodbridge New Jersey, and is calling for abstracts from academics in other fields.

Technology transfer drives innovation

Technology transfer has always been important to cosmetics development, co-chair of the conference Stephen Herman, explained.

“The textile industry provided the basic chemistry for the hair conditioning market, for example,”​ he told CosmeticsDesign.com USA.

Areas of particular interest for the upcoming event are green chemistry, botanical products and materials from food and agricultural industries, optics, colloid and surface chemistry, fermentation and genetic engineering, he said.

In order to be included in the event, posters must be original science with potential benefit to skin care; although, Herman said they will be trying to include as broad a range of research as possible as it can be difficult to see practical applications of the research.

A $10,000 prize for the best poster in the conference is up for grabs, and $3,000 will be awarded for the winning posters in each category.

This is the first time the chapter is organising such a conference, and it hopes the event will elevate the level of science in the industry.

Ideas for posters can be submitted through the chapter’s website​.

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