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Cosmeceuticals Summit to Discuss the Skin's Innate Immune System
Posted: January 27, 2009
IntertechPira has added new speakers to the Cosmeceuticals Summit 2009 lineup. The conference will now include presentations on nanomaterials and genomics in skin care, in addition to the innate immune system of skin.
Charles Sheeny, president of NBMI/XetaComp Technology, will review the performance impact of nanomaterials such as titanium and zinc oxides. In addition, Anna Langerveld, PhD, president and CEO of Genemarkers LLC, will present on the use of genomics tools in skin care.
Langerveld will discuss specifically how genomics can aid in formulating products and validate efficacy claims, as well as the use of high throughput technologies for measuring gene expression and gene sequence, the use of gene expression tools to understand biological mechanisms in skin, current use of genomics in the skin care industry, and an outlook for the future.
The conference also is debuting a new session on the innate immune system of the skin. For the past few decades, there has been ongoing debate between experts as to whether the modern lifestyle adopted by society has triggered an imbalance in skin's innate immune system, bringing with it new challenges to the medical community.
The phrase “today’s science is tomorrow’s malpractice” has proven to be accurate throughout the generations. Meticulous hygiene regimens such as the continuous use of hand sanitizers, antiperspirants and topical antibiotics and steroids may lead to the removal of the normal microflora and support growth of harmful microflora. According to the conference presenters, new applications in the personal care market have created new needs to further remove protective microflora, as well as skin lipids and peptides.