Retinol/Retinoids & Skin

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Walgreens Boots Alliance are looking for scientific experts in retinol/retinoids and skin.

Summary

Background

Walgreens Boots Alliance is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. WBA is the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily-living destination across the USA and Europe, with a growing Asian presence. Their vision is to be the first choice for pharmacy, wellbeing and beauty – caring for people and communities around the world and helping everyone to lead healthier and happier lives. We live in a time of incredible challenge and opportunities for our health and wellbeing – the world of pharmacy and healthcare is constantly changing.  WBA’s ambitions are to continue to grow their research and innovation partnerships and search for innovative technologies and products in consumer Healthcare (OTC) and Wellbeing categories.

Challenge

Walgreens Boots Alliance are looking for scientific experts in retinol/retinoids and skin. In particular we are interested in differences in the metabolic fate of retinol and its derivatives in skin, the significance of retinol binding protein and retinoid receptor levels in the skin and their impact on efficacy/sensitivity, the impact of serum Vitamin A levels on the efficacy of topical retinoid effects.

What's in it for you?

The opportunity to work with and partner WBA, who can offer their knowledge, expertise and networks in research, development and retail. WBA can provide global market and consumer insight, and the capability, to take an idea or innovation and develop it into a consumer relevant proposition to sell in their retail stores or online.

WBA are open to propositions from individuals, consultants, universities, spinout companies and SMEs. A successful application could lead to partnerships/joint ventures to co-develop and bring an idea to market, exclusive licensing of technologies or IP, or potentially the opportunity to become a part of the wider WBA business.

Ideally your expertise will have some proof of concept evidence. However, WBA are open to expertise at any stage if the opportunity is great enough.

If you have or are developing expertise in the above, please click "Apply" to submit your expertise to the Network.