Dr. Eric Morrison
Chief Scientific Officer
Nanos in Personal Care and Pet Products
Nanocarriers as drug delivery systems improve the pharmacological and therapeutic properties of conventional drugs and cosmetic active ingredients (cosmeceuticals) by improving bioavailability and delivering ingredients specifically to the site of action. Limitations of nano systems have been economical manufacturing and achieving sufficient active compound concentrations.
This talk will give an overview of nanotechnology in pharmaceutical, personal care, household and pet products and an introduction to the subject of Dense Nanolipid Fluids (DNLFs) as highly concentrated nanocarrier systems. DNLF technology overcomes the problem of low active concentrations while maintaining the high bioavailability of nano dosage forms. The presentation will include a discussion of the rapidly expanding of applicability of DNLF technology to personal care products, including subtopics of 1) types of cosmeceutical compounds that are amenable to DNLF nanoization, 2) properties and examples of cosmeceutical DNLF products, and 3) brief outline of DNLF manufacturing methods.