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EMCEP takes surfactant and delivery systems focus to Philippines



After a decade, the IFSCC’s Ecaterina Merica Cosmetic Education Programme (EMCEP) returned to the Philippines from 4-5 December 2018. This time the Philippine Society for Cosmetic Science Inc (PSCS) partnered with the University of Sto. Tomas Faculty of Pharmacy who provided the venue for the 2-day seminar at the University of Sto. Tomas Central Laboratory Auditorium.

Pictured left to right: Rhona Ramos, UST Faculty of Pharmacy CPD Head, Dr Kazutami Sakamoto, Pearl Valenton, PSCS Technical Director (right),

It was an honour and privilege for the PSCS to have Dr Kazutami Sakamoto PhD as a speaker. Dr Kazu is co-author of the book Cosmetic Science and Technology: Theoretical Principles and Applications published on 27 March 2017 and very recently appointed ISO Technical Committee Chair for Surfactants. His more than 40 years’ combined experience in academia and industry gave the participants an invaluable refresher and new knowledge on the topics of surfactant technology and delivery systems, particularly in the Personal Care Industry.

This EMCEP attracted a sizeable number of new members for the PSCS. With the kind sponsorship of IFSCC, the seminar proved to be a very good opportunity for members to undergo a technical enhancement experience. Not only did the members refresh and gain new knowledge on the topics, it also provided some of them with Continuing Professional Development units needed for Professional License Renewal for Chemical Engineers, Pharmacists and Chemists.