TRI/Princeton opens new skin centre

Will study skin’s behaviours for a more personalised approach to skin protection

Independent scientific research and education organisation TRI/Princeton (TRI) has announced the creation of the TRI Center for Skin Science & Applied Dermatology. The centre’s mission, says TRI, is to study the skin’s structure, behaviours and variability with the goal of a more personalised approach to skin protection and repair based on genetic predisposition and variations resulting from age, disease and environmental impact.

“Today’s creation of the TRI Center for Skin Science & Applied Dermatology is an opportunity for the institute to further enhance its contributions to society,” commented TRI’s president, Michael Drzewinski. “With this new centre, TRI looks to develop new knowledge of the structure, organisation and behaviours of the body’s largest organ, skin. By establishing an improved understanding of skin types and the alterations which occur over a person’s lifetime, TRI is setting out to better measure and characterise skin variations and in doing so establish a more personal approach to skin science.”

Proposed areas of study include functionality and behaviours of the stratum corneum relative to skin barrier health, delivery of actives, irritation and inflammation mechanisms, wound healing, moisturisation and inherent hydration pathways and overall skin health and appearance measures.

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