Friday, November 22, 2013

Announcing the 2014 and Third Edition of The International Dermatology Institute (IDI) Technology Forum on June 10th 2014

DermaNest, and TRI/Princeton jointly announce the 2014 and Third Edition of the  International Dermatology Institute Technical Forum on Tuesday June 10th 2014, 3 – 6 pm, on the TRI/Princeton Campus

The Technical Forums at the International Dermatology Institute offer Technology-based companies an unique opportunity to showcase their latest solution to a selected panel of industry leaders seeking for new technologies in the field (e.g. R&D Department leaders, Product Portfolio Managers, Innovation scouts of large international companies)

Participants will have the opportunity to present their solutions (45 mins presentation and product demonstration) during a highly interactive and intimate format. The three-hour event will only be offered to a limited number of companies and followed by a networking reception and product demonstration. Company representatives will have the opportunity of making quality contact with companies such as P&G , Johnson and Johnson, Ashland, Colgate…

The International Dermatology Institute (IDI) offers dermatology focused start-up companies from around the world the opportunity to effectively advance their business, especially in the US.   By leveraging the services of DermaNest and the TRI Center for Skin Science and Applied Dermatology, small companies can locate themselves within and receive services from IDI on the Princeton, NJ based TRI Campus. The Princeton area is the heart of the largest pharmaceutical, biotech, drug discovery and life-sciences ecosystem in the world, and also includes the headquarters and laboratories of many world class skin care, cosmeticeutical and wound-care companies.

TRI and DermaNest share the common mission of aiding organizations in the development of personalized dermatology and cosmetics by providing technical solutions that include predictive diagnostics, imaging devices and therapeutic methods for the advanced dermatological, cosmetic, and wound care markets. To learn more about the IDI Model, please visit TRI’s website.

TRI Princeton is a non-profit research Institute dedicated to Research, Education and Service in advanced industries for more than 80 years and is a recognized authority in cosmetic science.  TRI provides technical innovation, research and claim support to the cosmetic and dermatology industries in addition to hosting various educational forums for professional scientists, including annual international conferences.  TRI’s Center for Skin Science and Advanced Dermatology specializes in the study of skin’s structure, behavior and variability with the goal of a more personalized approach to skin protection and repair based on genetic predisposition and variations occurring from age, disease and environmental impact. 

DermaNest develops the business of International Personalized Cosmetics and Skin-Care Solutions and Services for the US Markets. Personalized Solutions include Predictive Diagnostics, Therapies and Companion Diagnostics, for the Cosmetic, Cosmeceuticals and Wound Care markets. DermaNest's business model and highly experienced team empower early stage companies to play in high growth market segments, at a fraction of the cost of alternative solutions.

Wide-field Fluorescent and Darkfield Imaging on a cell-phone

UCLA researchers have developed a matchbox-sized attachment that converts a cell phone's camera into a fluorescent microscope. The device utilizes an inexpensive lens and battery-powered, light-emitting diodes to create a field of view some two orders of magnitude larger than previous cell-phone fluorescent microscopy technology.
It is more than five times smaller than previous cell phone microscopes.
By using side-illumination geometry, the device is also capable of dark-field microscopy on both fluorescent and non-fluorescent specimens, an illumination technique in which only light shown on a biological sample is captured, making it appear as if the sample is on a black background and enhancing the image. The side-illumination technique negates the need for more expensive thin-film interference filters typically used in fluorescent microscopy; an inexpensive plastic color filter can be used for this purpose.
Full publication here, with possible applications in Skin Imaging