TCCSCC April Meeting
Incorporating Genomics into Skin Care Product Development: How Do Products Really Work?
Anna Langerveld, PhD, President and CEO of Genemarkers

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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
Please note that April's meeting fee is WAIVED for SCC members! But you MUST RSVP to 763-951-4083 by Friday, April 11th.

Abstract: In recent years, the skin care industry has seen a rapid influx in the use of genomics and the introduction of gene expression-based biomarkers in personal care product development. This presentation will provide an introduction to gene expression principles and methods, and demonstrate how the methods are used to enhance the cosmetic product development pipeline. For example, gene expression is often used as a method for screening raw materials and formulations that contain combinations of ingredients or different concentrations of raw materials. This approach aids in elucidating the underlying mechanisms of action, streamlines product development costs and helps create improved products that target specific clinical endpoints.

More recent genomics technologies, including the analysis of epigenetic mechanisms and genotyping to identify individual variations in gene sequence in relation to skin care endpoints will also be discussed.

Date: Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
Location: Grumpy's in Roseville (Skybox Room)
2801 Snelling Ave North
Roseville, MN 55413
(651) 379-1180
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Agenda: 5:30 Social
6:00 Dinner Buffet
7:00 Speaker
Menu: Buffet
Cost: Members: FREE (But please RSVP by calling the hotline!)
Non-Members: $35.00
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RSVP: Call Twin Cities SCC Hotline @ 763-951-4083 to RSVP by Friday April 11th. If RSVP is after the 11th, please contact Debbie Carroccio:
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