Joanne Gere 
BioScience Collaborative, Center for Dermal Research, Basic&Applied Dermatology Forum 


Registration: $95 to May 15, $135 after

Rutgers/UMDNJ Community: $35 to May 15, $55 after


Tuesday May 24, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM EDT

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Rutgers Life Science, Busch Campus 
145 Bevier Road
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Piscataway, NJ 08854

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This comprehensive introduction is a valuable resource for individuals new to the development of skin products, a refresher to those with prior experience, and an update on current ideas and procedures.

Who else should attend? Introduction to Developing Skin Products will benefit those in sales, marketing, manufacturing, and the production of raw materials for use in topical products.

Course Outline:

From the Top Down: aspects of product quality/ formulation goals

Skin Delivery and Delivery Systems: definitions and overview of methods/delivery systems and their properties

Critical Components of Skin Products: preservation and preservatives/sunscreens

The Changing Regulatory Landscape: regulatory considerations in product development  /global influences and harmonization/recent developments and emerging trends

Human Safety & Efficacy Testing: clinical and non-invasive evaluations/plans and protocols

Acne to Xerosis-Changing Paradigms: common chronic disorders/diseases/approaches for research and products

Panel Discussion with All Instructors:

Joel L. Zatz Ph D, Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University, has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in surface chemistry, pharmacokinetics, skin delivery, and the technology of liquid and semisolid topical delivery systems. For the past 25 years he has participated in training programs for FDA inspectors .

His areas of research interest include skin delivery of drugs, preservatives and provitamins; skin technology of disperse systems;  and penetration of antifungals through human nail. He is the author of Pharmaceutical Calculations, a textbook now in its 4th edition and editor of Skin Permeation, published by Allured. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and editor of the Journal of Cosmetic Science.

David C. Steinberg has over 35 years experience in the cosmetic industry. In 1995 he founded Steinberg & Associates, Inc., a consulting company that specializes in cosmetic regulations, labeling, preservation and sunscreens.

He founded the Masters Degree program in Cosmetic Sciences at Fairleigh Dickenson University and taught there from 1982 to 2000. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, Society of Cosmetic Scientists, Institute of Food Technologists, Regulatory Affairs Professional Society and is a Fellow member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. He holds Fellow status in the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society, the first person to be so honored who specializes in the regulations of OTC drugs and cosmetics.

He has written 4 books including Preservatives for Cosmetics, The Guide to the European Cosmetic Regulations and has authored many papers and chapters in books. He has lectured worldwide on how to preserve cosmetic products, regulations and many other topics. Since 1995, he has written a regular column on Cosmetic Regulations for Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine. David holds a BS in Chemistry from Drexel University and an MBA from Pace University.

Otto H. Mills Jr., PhD, F.C.P. is an Adjunct Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He has lectured at universities and medical meetings in the United States, Europe and Asia and authored or co-authored over two hundred publications— (Mills O, Mills OH and Mills OH Jr). 

Dr. Mills has served as the Chair of Dermatologic and Allergic Diseases, American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and he is a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology. 

Among the awards he has received for original research are those from the American Academy of Dermatology (1970, 1981, 1985), the College of Physicians of Philadelphia (1971), the Medical Society of New Jersey (1975), the American Medical Association (1975), the Southern Medical Association (1971) and the American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (2002).