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Upcoming events

    • 14 Oct 2014
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Crowne Plaza Hotel - LAX, 5985 West Century Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90045

    Save the Date!

    Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

    Time: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

    Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel LAX, 5985 West Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

    Establishing a Critical Path for Product Formulation & Development


    John Garruto, VP Formulation Development - SkinMedica  Inc
    (Div. of Allergan)

    Our October Speaker will lay out a successful course for managers, developers, vendors and everyone involved in new product launches to deliver products that produce results that meet the highest consumer, legal and market standards.

    John Garruto VP Formulation Development - SkinMedica Inc (Div. of Allergan)

    It is essential to create a plan, a well-constructed project blueprint which effectively communicates the goals and objectives of the product development process to all involved. This typically includes detailed product descriptions, specific tasks, responsibilities, timing and other key aspects of the project that are critical to success. One might think of this as a project "hierarchy of needs," in that each succeeding event is dependent on the previous action.

    When launching a product, it is advisable to carefully consider the entire sequence of events required to help achieve optimal product development objectives and also to help avoid several potential pitfalls along the way. These include establishing a product profile, formulation research, prototype development, product efficacy and safety testing, scale-up and manufacturing. This detailed talk provides critical information for the successful product developer, brand manager, marketing professional or anyone involved in launching successful products.

    John Garruto is Vice President of Formulation Development at SkinMedica, Inc., (Div. of Allergan) and is the developer of SkinMedica’s successful TNS line.  John has worked as a formulating chemist and technical consultant to the personal care industry for 40 years, and is also the founder of Free Radical Technology, which formulated numerous products for the personal care industry. He has been a featured lecturer to the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, HBA, Beauty Industry West, Nutracon, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference (IECSC) and other professional and private organizations. John holds multiple patents for products in the area of personal care and related science, and is a past chairman of the California Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and recipient of their National Chapter Merit Award. He is also a Charter Member and one of the founding Board Members of the Beauty Industry West and resides in North Coast San Diego.



    Early Registration:

    • Members - $45.00 (USD)- Up to 2 guests may be registered at the time of member registration.
    • Non-Members - $65.00 (USD)

    Gifts for all attendees!

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    RESERVATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED by Thursday, October 9th, AT NOON,

    After which a $15 LATE REGISTRATION FEE will apply.




    Minestrone Soup garnished with chopped parsley

    Entrée Choices:

    Chicken Roulade Saltimbocca Rolled Chicken Breast filled with Spinach and Parmesan Cheese, topped with Light Sage Cream Sauce, served with Polenta and Baby Carrots

    Grilled Fresh Shrimps & Farfalle Pasta served with Asparagus Spears, Arugula and Fresh Tomatoes topped with ream Sauce

    Vegetarian Pasta Primavera tossed with Broccoli, Carrots, Zucchini, Mushrooms Fresh Tomotoes and garlic with Grated Parmesan Cheese

    Dessert – 

    Pecan Pie 
    with a dollop of Whipped Cream,  served with Freshly Brewed Coffee, Tea & Iced Tea.

    Self Parking & Valet Parking available:

    Self Park:  No Charge with Validation at event

    Valet Park:  $12.00 with Validation



    Gifts for all attendees!

    Click here to REGISTER NOW

    Space is Limited so Register Early


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