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February 5, 2010

Midwest Teamworks 2010 Is March 31 in Rosemont, IL



March 31 has been selected by the Midwest Society of the SCC as the date for Teamworks 2010. This education and exhibition event will be held from 12-7 p.m. at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, which is near O’Hare International Airport.

Education, innovation and networking are key focal points during this event, as it offers an opportunity for chemists, chemical buyers, engineers and technologists in the cosmetic, personal care, pharmaceutical and other allied industries to mingle among more than 100 booths while fostering friendships, according to the chapter.

The half-day educational session will highlight the latest material launches to give formulations an added edge, and technology exchanges will occur throughout the exhibition. Additional networking opportunities include a buffet luncheon at the exhibition and a social night held March 30.

More info: www.midwestscc.org


NYSCC Spring Seminar Covers Nanotechnology



The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ Spring seminar, “Nanotechnology—The Good, The Frightful, and The Mysterious,” will be held April 21 at the Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange, NJ.

In everyday life, we come in contact with a variety of nano-sized particles, such as polymer-surfactant aggregates, microemulsions, hydrogels, liposomes, micellar structures and tiny particles that are used as sunscreens. In fact, colloids fall under the umbrella of nanotechnology even though colloid science was born long ago in the mid-18th century. In the past two decades, probably due to new research findings and improved instrumentation sensitivities, voices of controversy have been raised in regard to human exposure to nanotechnology. While this technology may bring forth great promise for novelty, it may also carry a potential risk—or does it?To this end, the seminar will address issues such as:
• Do nanoscale particles penetrate the skin and under what conditions?
•Are nanoparticles toxic to living cells?
• Examples of great technologies that were developed and launched with the use of nanotechnology.
• What is the opinion and action taken by different regulatory authorities?
•Do nano-entities“obey” rules that are different from the rules in chemistry and physics?

The keynote speaker is John Crowley, who has tentatively selected a topic of utilizing nanotechnology in drug development.

Additional speakers and presentations will include: Jay Ansell, Personal Care Product Council, “An Update on Nanotechnology and Personal Care Products;” Srikanth Nadadur, NIEHS, “NIEHS Research Efforts in Health Implications of Nanotechnology;” Amy Madl, ChemRisk, Inc., “Considering Characteristics of Nanomaterials Under a Risk Assessment Paradigm;” Philip Wertz, The University of Iowa, “Pathways Across the Stratum Corneum–Compositions and Dimensions;” and Tamara Minko, Rutgers University, “Nanotechnology Strategies to Overcome Limitations in Drug Delivery: Opportunities and Challenges.”

The cost (including food) is $50 for members and $100 for non-members. Faculty rate is $25 and students are $10. There is no charge for the unemployed, according to organizers.

More info: www.nyscc.org


Podium Presentations Sought for SCC Annual Meeting



The SCC’s Committee on Scientific Affairs has issued a call for podium presentations at the 2010 Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held Dec. 9-10 at Hilton in New York City.

Details and forms can be found online at www.scconline.org

SCC Calendar



Feb. 9: Midwest Chapter dinner meeting and education, Angelo’s, Elmhurst, IL. More info: www.midwestscc.org
Feb. 17-18: SCC’s Beginning Emulsions & Microemulsions course, Sheraton Newark Airport hotel, Newark, NJ. More info: www.scconline.org
March 3: New York Chapter monthly meeting, Valley Regency, Clifton, NJ. More info: www.nyscc.org
March 9: Midwest Chapter dinner meeting and education, location TBD. More info: www.midwestscc.org
March 10: SCC’s Scale Up & Processing Cosmetic Formulation course, Sheraton Newark Airport hotel, Newark, NJ. More info: www.scconline.org
March 16: Connecticut Chapter monthly meeting, Marisa’s Ristorante, Trumbull, CT. More info: www.ctscc.org
March 30: Midwest Chapter casino social night, Rosemont, IL, location TBD. More info: www.midwestscc.org
March 31: Midwest Chapter Teamworks Education and Exhibition Rosemont, IL.
More info: www.midwestscc.org
April 14: SCC’s Practical Basics & Theory in Emulsion Technology course, Sheraton Newark Airport hotel, Newark, NJ. More info: www.scconline.org
April 20: Connecticut Chapter monthly meeting, Harborside Grille & Tavern, Stratford, CT.
More info: www.ctscc.org
April 27: SCC's Cosmetic Chemistry In The Internet Age course, Newark, NJ. More info: www.scconline.org
April 13: Midwest Chapter dinner meeting and education, location TBD. More info: www.midwestscc.org
April 21: New York Chapter monthly meeting, Season’s, Washington Twp., NJ.More info: www.nyscc.org
April 26: 2nd Annual Connecticut Chapter golf outing, Great River Golf Club, Milford, CT. More info: More info: www.ctscc.org
May 11-12: NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2010, New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center Raritan Center, Edison, NJ. More info: www.nyscc.org
June 3-4: 2010 Annual Scientific Seminar, Hosted by Area 1, Long Island Marriott, Uniondale, NY. More info: www.scconline.org
Sept. 9: New York chapter golf outing, Crystal Springs, Hamburg, NJ. More info: www.nyscc.org
Sept. 20-23: 26th IFSCC Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina. More info: www.ifscc2010.com
Oct. 6: New York Chapter monthly meeting, Season’s, Washington Township NJ. More info: www.nyscc.org
Oct. 19: Connecticut Chapter monthly meeting, Zotos Int’l. Inc., Darien, CT. More info: www.ctscc.org
Oct. 20: New York Chapter Cosmetic Technology Transfer conference, Woodbridge Hilton, Woodbridge, NJ. More info: www.nyscc.org
Nov. 3: New York Chapter monthly meeting, Valley Regency, Clifton, NJ More info: www.nyscc.org



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