The Lake Erie Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists Presents:

 

Collin Brady

Active Micro Technologies LLC

NATURAL ANTIMICROBIALS

The Ability to Maintain Skin’s Microflora Balance vs. the Damaging Effects of Traditional Synthetic Preservatives

 

When:             Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Reception starts at 5:00 pm

Dinner begins at 6:00 pm

 

Where:            Eddie’s Creekside Restaurant & Bar

8803 Brecksville Rd

Brecksville, OH 44141

 

Dinner includes: garden salad, homemade rolls and fresh vegetable.  Plus beverage service of soft drinks, ice tea, coffee and assorted dessert pastries.

 

Entree Selection:

  • Chicken Marsala Sauté Chicken breast, mushrooms and peas sautéed in our delicious traditional Marsala sauce. Served with roasted garlic redskin mashed potatoes.
  • Pasta Primavera Sautéed broccoli, peppers, carrots, artichokes, mushrooms and spinach, finished in lemon balsamic sauce. Tossed with penne pasta and topped with romano cheese.
  • Burgundy Beef Tips Tender sirloin steak simmered in a rich burgundy mushroom sauce and served over noodles. 

RSVP Info:  Cost for members is $40 and non-members $50, pay by cash or check at the event.  Please RSVP with your entree choice to Franklin Warren lakeeriescc@gmail.com by Friday, September 11.

 

**Please note that if you RSVP, you will be charged for the meeting cost**

 

Abstract: It is not surprising that the skin, as the body’s largest organ and one that is constantly exposed to the environment, is an ideal location for the controlled growth of bacteria.  This growth includes both resident and transient pathogenic bacteria, both of which are capable of invading the host and causing harm, as well as commensal bacteria which protect the host from these pathogens.  Traditional biocides, namely triclosan widely used in hand sanitizers, can cause disruption of bacterial cell walls in nonspecific targets.  The result of this broad-spectrum bactericidal action is a disturbance in the skin’s microflora balance, killing both pathogenic and commensal bacteria and leaving the skin defenseless against new destructive microorganisms. The widely-used triclosan can also cause dangerous antimicrobial resistance to vital medicines, which is a growing threat to healthcare as a whole.  Alternatively, some natural preservatives are equipped to kill pathogenic bacteria while maintaining a vigorous commensal microflora on the skin. Eliminating “bad” bacteria and promoting “good” bacteria is the ideal balance.

 

Bio: Collin Brady is the accounts manager for Active Micro Technologies LLC (AMT). Brady began his career at AMT working closely with the R&D department and the manufacturing team to provide technical support on day to day operations. The majority of his work is done in the United States and Canada, and he is beginning to help with expansion in Europe. His work at AMT now focuses on delivering innovative peptide and other alternative antimicrobial materials that are effective, safe and stable to both chemists and consumers. Brady is a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC). Brady studied at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology.

The Lake Erie Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists Presents:

 Tama L. Drenski

WHAT’S PATENTABLE – ISN’T IT OBVIOUS?

Where:
Vaccaro’s Trattoria
1000 Ghent Rd
Akron, OH 44333

When:
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Reception starts at 5:00 pm
Dinner begins at 5:30 pm

Dinner includes: Salad, Bread, 1 Beverage, and Homemade doughnuts

 Entree Selection:

  • Chicken Marsala
  • Eggplant Involtini
  • Grilled Vegetable Risotto

RSVP Info: Cost for members is $40 and non-members $50, pay by cash or check at the event.  Please RSVP to Steve Smith at lakeeriescc@gmail.com by Friday, May 15th.

Please note that if you RSVP, you will be charged for the meeting cost.

 Abstract:

There are three requirements for patentability: usefulness, novelty and obviousness. Proving that your invention is non-obvious can be the highest hurdle to overcome in applying for a patent. The Patent Office Examiner may take the position that your invention is merely an obvious combination of known materials. (Easy for him to say…isn’t hindsight always 20/20?). The burden is now on you to prove that your invention is not obvious. What does this mean and how may it be done? The basics of patent law will be discussed, and suggestions for anticipating and overcoming obviousness-type rejections will be provided. Actual cases will be reviewed in search of the elusive concept of “unexpected results.”

 

Bio:

Tama Drenski is a principal attorney with Renner Kenner. Prior to becoming an attorney, Tama was a research chemist for British Petroleum. She is a co-inventor on five U.S. patents related to heterogeneous catalysts. Tama prepares and prosecutes U.S. and foreign patent applications for clients, and provides counseling and strategy concerning infringement and enforcement issues. Tama also provides full-service copyright and trademark representation, including domestic and foreign registration, strategic portfolio management, licensing and litigation. Tama participates in the Women in Law section of the Akron Bar Association, and serves as a mentor in the Lawyer-to-Law Student Mentor Program. She is active in American Chemical Society, where she is the local coordinator for Project SEED. In addition, Tama is a local officer of Iota Sigma Pi, a National Honor Society for Women in Chemistry.

 

The Lake Erie Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists Presents:

 

Nic D. Leipzig, Ph.D.

“Chronic wound healing and the central nervous system (CNS)”

 

Where:                 Beau’s Grill

3180 W Market St.

Akron, OH 44333

 

When:        Tuesday, March 17 2014

Reception starts at 5:00 pm

Dinner begins at 5:30 pm

 

Dinner includes: salad and an entree of choice.

 

Entree Selection:

Lemon Butter Chicken Breast
Sautéed Chicken Breast with Zesty Lemon Butter Sauce, Served over Angel Hair Pasta and Seasonal Vegetables

Tri-Colored Tortellini
Cheese filled Tortellini in a Roasted Garlic Asiago Cream Sauce served atop Grilled Garden Vegetables.

Eggplant Manicotti
Sliced Eggplant Stuffed with Ricotta Cheese and Herbs Topped with a Zesty Marinara Sauce accompanied with Seasonal Vegetables.

 

RSVP Info:  Cost for members is $40 and non-members $50, pay by cash or check at the event.  Please RSVP with your entree choice to Steve Smith lakeeriescc@gmail.com by Friday, March 13th.

 

Please note that if you RSVP, you will be charged for the meeting cost.

 

Abstract

Dr. Leipzig has active research funding for the study of syringomyelia (Conquer Chiari Foundation) as well as the translation of oxygenated hydrogel dressings for wound healing (NIH).  Additionally, he recently formed a company and was selected for Ohio Third Frontier funding (TVSF) to commercialize his oxygenated wound dressing technology.

 

Bio

Nic D. Leipzig is the Iredell Chair Assistant Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Akron. He received a B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering from McGill University (Montreal, Quebec) in 2001 and a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Rice University (Houston, Texas) in 2006 under Dr. Kyriacos A. Athanasiou (Distinguished Professor, Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering, UC Davis). He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario) in the department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry from 2006 to 2009 under Dr. Molly S. Shoichet (Canada Research Chair in Tissue Engineering and Professor of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry). Previously Dr. Leipzig has studied single cartilage cell mechanics and gene expression changes due to mechanotransduction as well as the development of protein-biomaterial scaffolds to specifically guide adult neural stem cell differentiation. His current research focuses on tissue engineering integrating custom 3D engineered microenvironments. He is especially interested in chronic wound healing and the central nervous system (CNS) with the objective of generating new clinical treatments for neurodegenerative diseases, stroke, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. Nic Leipzig currently has 22 peer-reviewed publications, 2 book chapters and a patent pending. He has active research funding for the study of syringomyelia (Conquer Chiari Foundation) as well as the translation of oxygenated hydrogel dressings for wound healing (NIH).  Additionally, he recently formed a company and was selected for Ohio Third Frontier funding (TVSF) to commercialize his oxygenated wound dressing technology.

 

The Lake Erie Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists Presents:

 Thomas Marting

   “Biomimicry – Driving Sustainable Innovation”

Where:           Beau’s Grill

                           3180 W Market St.

                            Akron, OH 44333

When:              Tuesday, November 18, 2014

                              Reception starts at 5:00 pm

                              Dinner begins at 5:30 pm

Dinner will include: Salad and an entree of choice

 Entree Selection:

  • 8 oz Angus Top Sirloin with sautéed mushrooms, onions and garlic with home fries
  • Grilled Salmon with Asian vegetables, sticky rice and chipotle-ponzu sauce
  • Ravioli Trio – red pepper and smoked mozzarella, cremini mushrooms and fontina goat cheese and black pepper with a vodka tomato cream sauce

RSVP Info:       Cost for members is $40 and non-members $50, pay by cash or check at the event.  Please RSVP with your entree choice to Steve Smith lakeeriescc@gmail.com by Friday, November 14th.

Please note that if you RSVP, you will be charged for the meeting cost.

Abstract

Biomimicry is an approach to sustainable innovation that involves emulating biological forms, processes, and systems optimized over 3.8 billion years of evolution. As a means of integrating Biomimicry into their innovation process, GOJO is sponsoring a Biomimicry PhD Fellow, Emily Kennedy, from the University of Akron. She spends two days a week embedded in GOJO’s R&D department. Emily is one of many Biomimicry PhD Fellows embedded in companies around Northeast Ohio. Companies using Biomimicry are encouraged by how quickly they are seeing a return on investment in the University of Akron Biomimicry Fellowship Program. Tom Marting will discuss the Basics of Biomimicry, and also share a few success stories.

Bio

Tom Marting is the Sustainability and LCA Specialist for GOJO Industries Inc, the leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions for away-from-home settings. Tom brings his wide range of industrial experiences in process engineering, root cause analysis, project management, and plant engineering to tackle sustainability challenges. His training in chemical engineering and his background in environmental management give him a unique perspective on the practical ways to create efficiency and reduce environmental impacts across the value chain. This expertise has made Tom a highly sought after presenter, having been invited to speak at the Great Lakes Green Chemistry Network at Ohio State University, the Greater Akron Innovation Network for Sustainability (GAINS), and the Manufacturing Education Council’s Sustainability & EHS Symposium.

At GOJO, Tom embeds life cycle thinking and creates sustainable value through the product development process by applying LCA, biomimicry, chemical hazard assessments, and other eco-design tools. He also leads cross functional teams that deliver results to the enterprise’s sustainability goals.