Prof. Xuemin Wang is New Scientific Advisor at Symrise

Renowned Chinese dermatologist strengthens Scientific Advisory Board

(lifePR) ( Frankfurt, )
Prof. Xuemin Wang has been appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of global fragrance and flavorings supplier Symrise. The renowned Chinese dermatologist will be advising Symrise on the development of cosmetic agents for the Chinese market as well as conducting clinical tests on cosmetic agents in Shanghai.

Prof. Wang is Vice President of the Shanghai Skin Diseases & STD Hospital and heads its Skin & Cosmetic Research Department. He is a specialist in cosmetic dermatology, especially in hyperpigmentation, acne, contact dermatitis, photo dermatitis and sensitive skin. In addition, Prof. Wang researches in the area of traditional Chinese medicine.

Numerous activities as Director, executive board member and as a consultant in medical institutions and societies have given Prof. Wang the utmost expertise in the field of Chinese cosmetic dermatology. He is a member of the Chinese Health Ministry’s National Committee for the standardization of cosmetic tests as well as being Director of three Shanghai institutes concerned with quality testing and evaluation of medical and cosmetic products as well as diagnosis of skin diseases. As an executive board member he advises various associations, including the Chinese Medical Association, the China Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine Association and the Chinese Medical Doctor Association. In addition, he is a member of the editorial boards of numerous Chinese and international professional journals such as ‘Contact Dermatitis’ and the 'International Journal of Dermatology and Venerology’. His research projects have been awarded several prizes, among these the Advanced Prize of the Shi Shimin Foundation and Shanghai Medical Association (2002). Prof. Xuemin Wang completed his graduate and post-doctoral medical training in Shanghai, Australia, the USA (Cincinnati, Harvard) and France (Nancy).

"We are delighted to welcome Professor Wang as a new member of our Scientific Advisory Board," says Prof. Gabriele Vielhaber, Vice President Innovation, Research & Development Life Essentials, Scent & Care. "China is a tremendous growth market for us. Cooperation with Prof. Wang will enable us to gain a profound insight into the country's current dermatological research and contribute towards our ability to still better adjust our cosmetic ingredients to the expectations of Chinese consumers."

Symrise's Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) was established in 2000 and is comprised of six internationally acclaimed scientists representing various specialties in dermatology and allergology. The board advises the Symrise cosmetic researchers in the development of new cosmetic ingredients. By working closely with these specialists, Symrise is able to integrate the latest research results in advances in dermatology directly into its daily business - a process that assures the company a clear competitive advantage.
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