Consulted by experts
SGS proderm Scientific Consulting was founded as a new department in summer 2020. Stephan Bielfeldt as Vice President and Gunja Springmann as Head of Consulting contribute their expertise from more than 40 years of joint consulting experience. The Scientific Consulting division is further subdivided into 3 areas: Consulting, Science and Innovation and the proderm Academy.
Eliminate uncertainties, generate solutions
Consulting serves the increased need for advice of our customers, which can result, for example, from the multitude of available test approaches or the lack of a suitable method. Also, the different regulations according to which studies are conducted often lead to uncertainty on the manufacturer and development side. The Scientific Consulting team brings together methodology, measurement equipment and regulatory requirements and develops the best possible solution for the customer.
Our consultants are always up to date with the latest research and in intensive contact with the scientific community. Our scientists regularly publish newly gained research results, also together with the customer, work in scientific expert groups and consortia and support initiatives for the exchange of expertise and quality improvement.
New technologies and methods
The Science and Innovation area is focused on the devices and methods used in our studies. For example, the team selects and develops advanced research methods and technologies and makes them available for use in our clinical studies. These include, for example, methods of confocal microscopy, Raman spectroscopy and skin surface profilometry. In addition, we also develop, validate and publish our own completely new methods. This includes investigation methods from "hot-topic" areas, such as anti-pollution or microbiome research, which are developed especially for our customers when no commercially available solutions exist.
The proderm Academy division has been offering seminars and hands-on workshops for the professional industry since 2014. Our lecturers are proderm employees as well as internationally recognized experts who present up-to-date knowledge, as well as state-of-the-art methods and techniques.