MESA, CA, U.S.A. -May 24, 2005- QuantumSphere, Inc.
today announced Dermacia, Inc., a pioneering California
maker of advanced therapeutic cosmetics and skincare
products, has selected QuantumSphere to supply nanosilver
for Dermacia's advanced line of therapeutic cosmetics
and skin care products designed for acne sufferers.
As manufacturer of the world’s highest quality
nanosilver, QuantumSphere will provide Dermacia with
its nanopowders of unequalled purity and particle
uniformity, enabling Dermacia and its medical advisory
team of dermatologists and plastic surgeons to further
validate the performance and value of nanosilver
and other nanometals for their antibacterial, sun
protectant and other key properties.
Following extensive testing, Dermacia has chosen
QuantumSphere nanosilver and other QuantumSphere
products as key ingredients in Dermacia's
latest line of exclusive makeup and skin
care products. Dermacia is currently using
the nano-ingredients in select makeup and
skin care products and other applications.
Additional products incorporating QuantumSphere
nanotechnology are in development. Using QuantumSphere
technology, Dermacia has conducted extensive research
to develop ingredients and processes employing
QuantumSphere's uniquely pure ingredients as
a part of its Nano2infusionTM technology.
manufactures and sells nanopowder renderings of
several elemental minerals. Dermacia combines biotechnology,
cosmeceuticals, cosmetics and nanotechnology, to
serve as the technology hub for skin care products.
Complex serves the market with the first “breathable
makeup” application that promotes healing with
a cosmetic base for burn victims and surgery patients.
Dermacia recently announced the introduction of a
new line of cosmeceutical products to address millions
of people around the world who cannot use traditional
cosmetics due to sensitive skin conditions, estimated
to be a market size in excess of $50 billion. This
follows QuantumSphere’s announcement that it
unveiled new nanopowders for biomedical applications
to significantly advance medical diagnostic results
previously undetectable using conventional technology.
“We are extremely pleased that Dermacia will
apply QuantumSphere’s QSI-nanoTM silver product
to leverage their position as a leading-edge provider
of products that we believe will ultimately be adopted
by medical and consumer markets across the globe.
We are delighted to introduce our technology to a
firm that maintains and grows its sales channels
Having commenced commercial sales of its products
less than two years ago, Dermacia now sells through
more than 1,000 surgical and dermatological centers
across the country; and is aggressively expanding
throughout Asia, Europe and Latin America as well,” said
Kevin Maloney, CEO, QuantumSphere, Inc.
“Combining QuantumSphere’s nanosilver
with Dermacia’s Nano2infusion technology will
further solidify Dermacia’s position as the
industry leader in state-of-the-art ‘breathable’ cosmeceutical
products which promote oxygenation and healing of
the skin, which is currently a huge unmet consumer
need,” said Matt A. Nicosia, CEO, Dermacia,
Inc. “When it came to finding a manufacturer
and supplier of nanosilver, QuantumSphere provided
us with the best choice. Their world-class management
and scientific team, coupled with their exclusive
manufacturing process, provided us with the highest
purity, consistent particle size nanosilver on the
market,” Nicosia added.
is the leading manufacturer of metallic nanopowders
for applications in the aerospace, defense, energy,
biomedical and other markets demanding advanced
material applications. QuantumSphere enables order-of-magnitude
performance improvements for certain applications
by using nanotechnology in existing materials to
make new products or to multiply the effectiveness
of existing products. QuantumSphere is uniquely positioned
to meet the demands of the marketplace, as the firm’s
facility continues to increase capacity, with a production
target of 2,500 pounds of the world’s purest
nanopowders, including nanosilver, monthly.
About Dermacia, Inc.
Dermacia Inc. is a leading cosmetic and skincare
manufacturer and innovator.
Dermacia products meld leading technologies and
ingredients from the cosmetics, cosmeceutical,
biotechnology, nanotechnology and pharmaceutical
industries, to produce the world's finest hypoalergenic,
color-correct makeup and skincare products. Dermacia
serves as the technology hub for cosmetic and skin
care products marketed under the LycogelTM brand
and other in-house and private label brands. Lycogel
products, sold exclusively through medical professionals,
were the first cosmeceuticals designed for post-plastic
surgery cover and special camouflage applications,
facilitating rapid healing of wounds, scars and
burns while providing effective, flawless cover.
Patent-pending Lycogel Complex™ combines
tissue respiratory factors and a breathable triple-silica
gel base to protect and deliver additional oxygen
to the wound areas. The line includes a camouflage
foundation, concealer and moisturizing anti-inflammatory
spray. With Lycogel technology as a base, Dermacia
has now developed a new consumer cosmetic line,
offering the same therapeutic benefits and active
ingredients as its medical line.
The company, based in Newport Beach, California,
sells its products internationally. Visit Dermacia
on the Web at <http://www.dermacia.com>.
About QuantumSphere, Inc.
QuantumSphere is the leading manufacturer of metallic
nanopowders for a broad range of applications in
such diverse industries as aerospace, defense,
energy, biomedical, cosmetics and other markets
demanding advanced material applications. QuantumSphere's
exclusive manufacturing process
provides: consistent, narrow particle size distribution;
low level of agglomeration and impurities; custom-tailored
oxide shell thickness; and the highest purity metallic
nanopowders on the market that are easier to transport
and handle. The company accomplishes this without
compromising its commitments to the environment and
community. No other company offers these performance
QuantumSphere is the only supplier of the world's
highest quality nanonickel (n-Ni). This will replace
platinum as the main catalyst in hydrogen fuel cells
and various electrode assemblies and provide a renewable
source of power to supply the world's energy needs.
The company is leveraging its leading market position
in nanonickel (n-Ni) to manufacture and ship product
for applications in fuel cells, magnetic medical
products (e.g., contrast agent that is orders-of-magnitude
more sensitive than existing materials for MRI detection
of disease and organ function), bio sensors, filtration
devices and other applications including additives
for plastics and electromagnetic frequency shielding.
For more information, visit www.qsinano.com or contact
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