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This popular annual conference offers a new slate of industry-leading presenters who will take us through the latest techniques and strategies for preserving cosmetics. You will learn not only how to test, but means to formulate using traditional and “natural” compounds. The program will range from presentations on technical and compliance-related problems to interactive case studies to round-table discussions. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with leaders from industry, FDA and the Personal Care Products Council (the Council).
The purpose of this meeting is to provide a forum for the sharing of questions, answers and information on current topics affecting the cosmetic microbiologist for the Microbiology Laboratory. One of major concerns in the microbiology function is the identification of relevant guidance for the unique product category. This year has seen a great deal of progress towards internationally harmonized procedures through the ISO process – this will be extensively discussed.
To quote Phil Geis:
“Cosmetics are unique products, as diverse as foods without the practical limits of controlled shelf lives; they overlap with drugs but without the near-sterile manufacturing systems enjoyed by that category of product. The microbiology of cosmetics is also a unique and arcane science and practice that, unlike food or drug microbiology, is not supported by established academic programs or a significant body of publication.”
Preface, Cosmetic Microbiology, A Practical Approach. 2006.
(Taylor and Francis)
The program will endeavor to shed some light on issues found in the microbiology lab. Practical solutions to these issues will be discussed though lecture and small group discussions.
The program will range from presentations on technical and compliance-related problems to interactive case studies to round-table discussions. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with representatives from FDA, USP and the Personal Care Products Council (the Council).
- ISO Harmonization of Personal Care Products Testing and Requirements
- Preservative Efficacy Testing
- The Microbiology of Fine Cosmetics
- Variability in Microbiological Data & Is Effects
- Contamination Control During Manufacture
- Alternate Microbiological Methods
- FDA and the Personal Care Industry
- Cosmetics and GMP – updates to USP chapters of interest
- Discussion Groups
- Role of USP, FDA and PCPC in Cosmetic Industry
- Method development and Application
- Antimicrobial Efficacy Tests
- Addressing Manufacturing Risks
- Judi Beerling, Organic Monitor, Ltd
- Rebecca Bell, FDA
- Don English, Avon, PCPC Micro Comm
- Phil Geis, PhD, Proctor and Gamble, PCPC Micro Comm.
- John Krowka, PhD, The Council
- Neil Lewis, Proctor & Gamble
- Kausar Malik, Amway
- Steven Schnittger, Estee Lauder Companies
- David Steinberg, Steinberg Associates
Who Should Attend
- Microbiology Laboratory supervisors and Microbiologists responsible for testing and release of Cosmetic, Personal Product, Pharmaceutical, Parenteral and Medical Device products.
- Regulatory and Compliance Personnel responsible for auditing of manufacturing facilities and QA and Contract Microbiology Laboratories.
Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia
237 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5686
- Phil Geis, Ph.D. The Procter & Gamble Companies
• The Pharmaceutical Microbiology Forum
• High Peaks Associates (conference coordinators)