Meyer R. Rosen, Editor-in-Chief
President, Interactive Consulting Inc.
Mr. Rosen is a Chartered Chemist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (London); a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists and both a Nationally Certified Professional Chemist and Certified Professional Chemical Engineer. He is a member of the U.S. Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) & the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Meyer serves as an Advisor for David Smith, Executive Director of the SCC Advisory Committee. He is also Editor for U.S. & Canada and Editor-in-Chief for North and Latin America for EuroCosmetics Magazine in Germany. Mr. Rosen is Editor of the Delivery System Handbook for Personal Care and Cosmetic Products and Editor-in-Chief of Harry’s Cosmeticology, 9th Edition.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Bio Active Ingredients, Smitha Rao, Lonza Personal Care, Harry's Cosmeticology 9th Ed.

Smitha Rao

Global Manager, Biotechnology Innovation
Lonza Personal Care

Smitha Rao is presently employed as a Global Manager, Biotechnology Innovation at Lonza Personal Care. She is involved in developing a business strategy to introduce cross-functional technologies such as peptides, mammalian tissues, and nutritional ingredients to the personal care and consumer products market. She is also actively involved in long-term innovation strategies such as developing novel, patentable, biotechnology based ingredients for personal care and OTC markets. She is the leading expert in the areas of bio-technology based active ingredients and has pioneered several award winning technologies for topical applications. Her work focuses on the adaptation of unique small-molecules from plants exhibiting key functionalities; and the enhancement of these molecules via bio-transformation through fermentation. Her research has identified innovative bio-markers and unique pathways to combat ageing and have yielded new actives for skin care. 

Smitha has multiple patents based on novel actives for skin care. She is the author of over 20 technical papers, posters and has presented in all cosmetic industry relevant events such as SCC, IFSCC, HBA and SID. She previously worked in the pharmaceutical industry and technology start-up enterprises. Her qualifications include an MBA from Farleigh Dickenson University (2011); M.S. in Microbiology from Michigan Technological University (2003) and B.S. from Bangalore University, India 

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