May 20, 2021 | Virtual Workshop

In vivo skin analysis with Raman Spectroscopy

In cooperation with RiverD International, the proDERM Academy will host an exclusive virtual workshop dedicated to the topic of Confocal Raman Microspectroscopy (CRMs). CRMs is a technology which opens new horizons for anyone engaged in skin-related research. For developers of topically applied products CRMs uplifts the benchmark with regard to in vivo skin research especially in the investigation of in vivo penetration. For marketeers CRMs enlarges possibilities in claims support. For research professionals CRMs may be a diagnostic tool in the first place. The range of possible applications of CRMs is diverse and innovative at the same time.

This half day workshop was created to educate industry professionals and academic researchers alike, for whom CRMs may be a beneficial technology. Delegates of this interactive workshop will learn about the basic principles of the technology and the information it can provide about the molecular composition of the skin and how it may be used for diagnostic purposes. Special attention will be given to the topics of in vivo skin penetration and permeation of topically applied materials and ’skin hydration‘.

Break-out sessions around a number of topics will be organized to provide interactive discussion and practice of your newly acquired knowledge.

  • Device insights from the manufacturer
  • Raman as diagnostic tool
  • Skin moisture in two dimensions
  • In vivo penetration

Individuals with an interest in cosmetics claims development and the law.

  • Product Developers
  • Regulatory Managers
  • Outsourcing Managers
  • Claims Developers
  • Marketeers
  • Brand owners

All presentations will be in English.

This will be a virtual conference. Details about the platform will be provided after completion of the registration.

The seminar fee is € 195.- plus VAT.

May 20, 2021

Times are stated in CEST (Central European Summer Time)

2.00 pmWelcome and Introduction
2.10 pmRaman device insights from the manufacturerPeter Caspers, River D International
2.40 pmIn-vivo Measurement of Water, NMF and Skin Lipids with Confocal Raman SpectroscopyStephan Bielfeldt, proDERM Institute
3:10 pmEx vivo skin penetration - From conventional Franz cell experiments to in situ Raman spectroscopyDominique Lunter, Eberhard–Karls-University Tübingen
3:45 pmBreak
4:00 pmNon-invasive quantitative in vivo analysis of skin penetration of topically applied materialsGerwin Puppels, River D International
4:30 pmNew Insights into Disposition and Uptake of Actives and Excipients by the Skin - the Power of Confocal Raman Spectroscopy and Regulatory UpdateMajella Lane, UCL School of Pharmacy
5:00 pmBreakout SessionsAll Speakers
5:30 pmQuestions & Answers
6.00 pmEnd of Seminar

Break Out Sessions

Optimize penetration of your active: Design the experiment

Compare penetration of two formulations: Design the experiment

Cosmetic claim support: Look at water, NMF and lipids

Bioequivalence: Design the experiment

Compare Franz cell with in vivo data: Design the experiment


Stephan Bielfeldt

proDERM Institute

Peter Caspers

River D International

Gerwin Puppels

River D International

Majella Lane

UCL School of Pharmacy

Lunter speaker

Dominique Lunter

Eberhard–Karls-University Tübingen




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