SAN FRANCISCO – What role does nanotechnology play in photoprotection? How is the current regulatory climate helping and hurting innovation and product development? What are the real and perceived safety issues? These and other questions were addressed in a roundtable discussion hosted by the Nanodermatology Society at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology. Participants included dermatology practitioners and researchers, along with representatives of industry and the media.
“We have good data on a lot of the filters that are out there,” emphasized Dr. Adnan Nasir, president of the Nanodermatology Society and moderator of the roundtable.
Given the epidemic of skin cancer in the United States, “I hope that we can target our message as a public health message” and increase the confidence of physicians in discussing photoprotection and the confidence of patients in their doctors’ opinions on this important topic, Dr. Nasir said.