Effective Silicone-based Topical Formulation

Sponsored by: Dow Corning

Focused on:

  • Ingredients
  • Excipients
  • Formulations
  • Patient Compliance
  • Drug Delivery
  • Regulatory

Date: 7 June


Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

How to Improve Efficacy and Patient Compliance

Silicone-based ingredients and excipients along with robust formulations can help to enhance drug delivering systems by improving both efficacy and patient compliance.

Today the global healthcare industry is facing several different challenges, including: growing and ageing population; affordability and access to healthcare - on the production side, an improved overall sustainability of the drug discovery process, and total life cycle of the drug - which has led to the increase in time and cost needed to put a product on the market.

This increasing overall cost of healthcare is driving players to demand outcome of performance based solutions.

How can we encourage innovation across the whole process from drug discovery to market approval and acceptance and ensure that patients receive the right treatment at the right time at the right place?

Dow Corning Healthcare is concentrating efforts in two main fields:

- Efficacy and patient Compliance - offering innovative materials and formulation assistance that can modify the drug delivery properties of APIs.

- Help to adapt your formulations to be more efficient and/or more cost effective.

This webinar will guide you through today's healthcare market situation and its challenges and present you with our latest update. We will present formulations that offer enhanced aesthetics thereby improving patient compliance. These solutions may help to increase delivery efficiency together with the adequate regulatory package to support pharmaceutical or consumer chosen applications. Silicone materials have a use history of more than 60 years in health care applications because of their wide biocompatibility profile, superior bio-durability, and outstanding versatility.

Presented by

Myriam Delvaux,

Global Pharma Marketing Leader, Dow Corning Healthcare Solutions

Myriam Delvaux is in charge of developing and implementing the Global Strategy for the Pharmaceutical segment of Dow Corning; she also is managing the global portfolio of innovation from front end to commercialization. Myriam's career with Dow Corning spans more than 19 years during which time she gained global experience in a variety of marketing roles. These have given her a deep insight into strategic business to business marketing and business development.

Prior to being appointed to her current position, Myriam was responsible for acceleration of innovation platforms serving several industries; in that role she developed strong skills to bridge Mega trends with technology platforms. Earlier in her career she led the global market strategy serving the skin care market aligned to the Beauty Care industry. Myriam joined Dow Corning in 1996 after working for the Colgate Palmolive European Technology Center managing Global initiatives for Personal care, all-purpose cleaners and dish liquids categories. She led the launch of the first liquid for machine dishwashers.

Myriam earned a masters degree in Physical Sciences, specialization in Nuclear Sciences, from Louvain-la-Neuve University, Belgium.

Ingrid Vervier,

Application Engineer, Dow Corning Beauty and Healthcare Solutions

Ingrid Vervier is responsible for providing technical support and service to numerous Dow Corning Beauty and Health care customers in Europe. Her responsibilities also include the evaluation of novel silicone technologies, the development of new formulation and application testing methods, claim testing and validation.

Ingrid joined Dow Corning in 1994 and has 16 years of experience in Beauty and Heath care.
She has been the technical leader of various Skin care marketing programs and numerous product launches, including Dow Corning® elastomers and emulsifiers. She continues to provide formulation and technical expertise across skin topical applications. Ingrid has been a speaker at various cosmetics conferences.

Ingrid earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry and followed a master degree in dermo-cosmetics at Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.

Teresa Gorski,

Application Engineer, Dow Corning Healthcare Solutions

Teresa Gorski is responsible for providing technical support and service to numerous Dow Corning Healthcare customers in N. America. Her responsibilities also include new formulation and application development, claims testing and validation.

Teresa has supported various Healthcare customers and assisted with numerous product launches, including Dow Corningâ„¢ Scar and Stretch Mark Management package in N. America. She continues to provide formulation and technical expertise across Pharmaceuticals and Medical Device topical applications. Teresa also is involved in several Beauty Care projects. Prior to her role as Application Engineer in Healthcare she previously worked in Dow Corning Health and Environmental Sciences as a Toxicologist. She also worked in Toxicology at Dow Chemical as well as Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals with over 13 years total in the Toxicology Field. Teresa joined Dow Corning in 2006.

Teresa earned a bachelor's degree in General Studies from IUPUI (Indian University, Purdue University of Indianapolis) and a certificate in Leadership from Purdue University.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the benefits of silicone-based material in topical applications
  • Learn how to formulate effective topical formulations with silicone-based materials
  • Learn how to make sure your ingredient and excipients are regulatory compliant
  • Learn how we can help accelerate the development of your consumer healthcare topical solution


  • Formulators in Pharma & Consumer Healthcare Companies (all seniority levels)
  • Head of Lab (R&D)
  • Project Manager
  • Head of R&D
  • Pharmacist /Scientist
  • Regulators (all seniority levels)- Regulatory Expert Legal Counsel Attorney
  • Purchasing & Business Development
  • Contract Manufacturers (CMO)
  • Contract Research Organization (CRO)