Q3 LE SCC Meeting

Q3 LE SCC Meeting

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


Collin Brady

Active Micro Technologies LLC


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.

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