The design of topically applied formulation combines scientific knowledge in physics, chemistry, engineering and biochemistry and requires imagination and artistic skills.
Throughout the design, one must become familiar with the fundamentals of skin structure, its pharmacology and possible delivery approaches. The understanding of formulation’s physical properties and, ways of measuring these properties is additional essential aspects to learn. Becoming familiar with both, one can extrapolate the possible interactions between a topically applied formulation and the skin as a viable organ. This can allow for optimization of development. Over the past decade, both the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries have gone through major changes that are mainly driven by consumer demand, aggressive market claims, regulatory issues and scientific breakthrough discoveries.
This course provides participants with understanding the diversity of the above and will channel and focus their development approaches. It will also provide knowledge in related terminology to create sales tools and marketing claims.