Center for Dermal Research CDR
The Center for Dermal Research CDR is a non-profit academic organization based at Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey directed by its Founder, Prof. Bozena “Bo” Michniak-Kohn. It addresses skin care research through a multidisciplinary approach and collaborations with the pharmaceutical, personal care and cosmetic industries. The Center offers symposia, seminars, workshops, training, etc. CDR members include more than twenty companies in addition to individual scientists and consultants. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of the CDR is to bring together a core faculty in the skin sciences that encompasses several campuses of Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Princeton University and spans departments including Pharmacy, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Chemical Engineering, Molecular Biosciences, Food Sciences, Plant Biology and Dermatology. This is the first time that an academic Center is bringing together this level of skin/dermatological expertise in NJ with pharmaceutical, personal care, cosmetic and regulatory companies in the Northeast.
CDR researchers compared the new Strat-M membrane with real human skin and found it is much better than cellulose acetate, another polymeric membrane which was used in the past
Nanospheres are often regarded as little homogenous balls with a readily recognizable size. This study shows that some nanospheres have a layered structure such that the size depends on the layers that are included in the measurement, and provides a detailed view of the complex internal organization that changes with concentration and pH.
Dr. Michniak recently presented a Keynote talk at the 6th International Conference on Clinical and Experimental Dermatology in Chicago.