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Planned academy seminars
Hamburg / Germany

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

This half day workshop was created to educate industry professionals and academic researchers alike, for whom CRS 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‘.


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

Preliminary program

9:00 am Welcome and introduction
9:10 am The RiverD skin composition analyzer
9:40 am Quantitative in vivo analysis of the dermal penetration of topically applied products by raman spectroscopy
10:10 am New insights into disposition and uptake of actives and excipients by the skin - the power of confocal raman spectroscopy
10:45 am Coffee break
11:15 am Two different views on skin moisture: The skin capacitance and the confocal raman perspective
11:45 am Investigation of skin aging and photoaging by water measurement in the dermis using in vivo confocal raman spectroscopy
12:15 pm Understanding different body sites by in vivo raman
12:45 pm Confocal raman spectroscopy on children
1:15 pm Lunch
2:15 pm Practical demonstration
4:00 pm Coffee break
4:15 pm Questions and answers
5:00 om End of seminar

Waiting list

You are interested in participating in this webinar? Please contact our Scientific Consulting team in order to be added to a waiting list.

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