TCELS collaborates with Mahidol University in promoting quality cosmetics and food supplements in the New Normal

05/10/2020
The Department of Cosmetics and Food Supplements Program under the Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences (TCELS), the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, joined with the Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University in organizing a seminar titled “Enhancement of cosmetics and food supplements industry and related health products in the New Norma”. The seminar was held on 27-28 August, 2020 at The Berkeley Hotel Pratunam in Bangkok.
Dr. Sirasak Teparkum, Deputy CEO, TCELS and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suvatna Chulavatnatol, Dean, the Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University, jointly presided over the opening ceremony.
Dr. Sirasak explained that through the seminar, TCELS was aiming to raise entrepreneurs’ awareness and understanding of the Cosmetic Act B.E. 2558 (2015) and the Herbal Products Act B.E. 2562 (2019) and encourage them to undertake clinical trials based on international standards and scientific testing results to apply for registration with the Food and Drug Administration.
The event was also expected to provide knowledge and understanding to entrepreneurs on the use of disinfectant products to prevent COVID-19, as well as verification and analysis of alcohol product efficacy and effectiveness. This would ensure that consumers would only buy cosmetics, food supplements, hygiene and disinfection products of the highest quality and safety standards, thus enjoying a better quality of life in the New Normal environment. 
 
The seminar program
August 27, 2020: Session on the Cosmetic Act B.E. 2558
Topic: Relevant regulations, function claims, safety assessment and notification of new cosmetic ingredients by pharmacist Narupa Wongpiyarattanakul, advisor, Cosmetic Control Group, Food and Drug Administration of Thailand.
 
 
 
Session on Herbal Products Act B.E. 2019
Topics:
• Efficacy and effectiveness testing of cosmetic products by Assist. Prof. Dr. Veerawat Teeranachaideekul, the Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University
• Safety evaluation of cosmetic products by Ornwaree Yawut, Dermscan Asia Co., Ltd.
 
August 28, 2020
Morning Session
Disinfecting liquid in preventing coronavirus (COVID-19) disease by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mullika Chomnawang, Department of Microbiology, the Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University
Panel discussion on alcohol-based disinfectants: production chain, analysis and effectiveness
Panelists:
• Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mullika Chomnawang, Department of Microbiology, Microbiology Program, the Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University
• Asst. Prof. Dr. Krit Thirapanmethee, Head of Department of Microbiology, Product Quality Analysis Center, the Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University
• Dr. Suwanna Thian-angkul, Bureau of Cosmetics and Hazardous Substances, Department of Medical Sciences, Ministry of Public Health
• Mr. Somkhruan Jarusombat, Deputy Director, Liquor Distillery Organization, Excise Department
Moderator:
Assist. Prof. Dr. Veerawat Teeranachaideekul, the Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University
 
Afternoon Session
Workshop on "Alcohol products: Efficacy Verification of Products" presented by
• Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mullika Chomnawang, Department of Microbiology, Microbiology Program, the Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University
• Assoc. Prof. Dr. Piyanuch Rojsanga, Head of Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry,  the Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University
•  Asst. Prof. Dr. Krit Thirapanmethee, Head of Department of Microbiology, Product Quality Analysis Center, the Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University
• Assist. Prof. Dr. Veerawat Teeranachaideekul, the Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University
• Dr. Suwanna Thian-angkul, Bureau of Cosmetics and Hazardous Substances, Department of Medical Sciences, Ministry of Public Health
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