Mr Brent Murphy
Brent Murphy is a pharmacist obtaining his honours degree in pharmacy from Rhodes University. He specialises in the research and development of complementary medicines and dietary supplements (nutraceuticals) and is a consultant to various companies throughout South Africa. Brent is managing director of Fine Pharmaceuticals and a director of Solal Technologies, a nutraceutical pharmaceutical company that specialises in integrating science based nutraceutical medicines into conventional therapy. Brent also sits on the executive council of the Health Products Association (HPA). He is a member of the committee that is presently founding the Consumer Health Protection Authority of South Africa, to protect the consumer from fraudulent claims on natural medicines and supplements. Brent speaks on nutritional and herbal remedies to doctors, pharmacists, allied health professionals and the public. He has presented at various expos and conferences and has featured on talks on radio and television. He has written articles for newspapers, magazines and journals and has co-authored a reference book, MediCAMS. MediCAMS is a reference book for pharmacists and doctors, on the uses, side-effects and dosages of most herbal remedies, homeopathics, natural medicines and dietary supplements available in South Africa.
2007 - Compounded patient individualised topical aesthetic medicines & Enhancing dermal delivery (bio-availability) using compounded liposomal gels.
A problem with topical skin cosmetic therapy is that the healthier the skin becomes, the more of a barrier it presents to the delivery of actives into the dermis for further cosmetic effects. I will present on the use of compounded liposomal gels and how they overcome this barrier. I will also focus on patient-individualised compounded liposomal gels, incorporating high-doses of non-prescription actives, (such as topical idebenone, glucosamine, alpha lipoic acid and DMAE), as well as current trends in the use of prescription liposomal gels (such as topical progesterone, estriol, DHEA and non-irritant retinoic acid derivatives).