Insights into Cosmetic Microbiology

Donald S. Orth, PhD

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  • Hardcover
  • 336 Pages
  • Published 2009
  • ISBN-10: 1932633626
  • ISBN-13: 9781932633627
  • Description
  • Table of Contents
  • Author Information
  • Expert Review

With more than 40 years of experience as an inspector and microbiologist with the US Food & Drug Administration, a researcher with several major cosmetic companies, and a microbiological consultant, Don Orth shares his view of the proper way to deal with microbiological issues, such as product preservation, house organisms, deionized water quality and contaminated batches of products.

Cosmetic microbiology plays an essential role in product development, plant sanitation, product testing and research. Manufacturers continue to have microbiological issues with product preservation, house organisms, deionized water quality and contaminated batches of product.

Insights into Microbiology focuses on the preservation of formulations, including how the principles of preservation/hurdle technology must be applied to preserve products; that green (preservative-free) products may require the same preservative efficacy test acceptance criteria as products with chemical preservatives; and that rapid methods for preservative efficacy testing save time, material and disposal costs, and shorten product development timelines.

This book's well-developed chapters provide guidance on proper testing, as well as information on one of the most serious issues of our time—antibiotic resistance.

Donald S. Orth, PhD, is a recipient of the Maison G. de Navarre Medal Award. He has been active in the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) for nearly 30 years, has received two SCC Chapter Best Presentation of the Year awards, is a Fellow of the SCC, and is an emeritus member of the SCC and the American Society for Microbiology. Orth has been an adjunct professor of cosmetic science in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Cincinnati for more than 30 years, and has written or co-authored many articles and books on cosmetic microbiology. Orth is a thought leader in cosmetic microbiology and has been an invited speaker at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and at international conferences.

"[Orth] has done a superior job of introducing basic concepts of bacteria behavior in an easy-to-understand manner. He discusses many of the things he feels are essential to preserving products in what he calls 'the keys to successful product preservation.' I would recommend this book to anyone interested in microbiology and product preservation."

—Prof. Jon J. Kabara
Director of R&D
Med-Chem Labs, Inc.

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