Skin Health through personalised prevention and treatment of skin disease

Understanding Healthy Skin

“For hundreds of years, medical science has focused primarily on developing solutions to treat skin disease. Today, hundreds of millions of people are affected by over 3,000 skin diseases. Now, technology enables us to understand the factors that contribute to healthy skin. If we can understand why skin becomes unhealthy, then we can work out how to predict disease and intervene early enough to prevent it”

Professor Michel Gilliet

President of the Skin Science Foundation, Chair of Dermatology, University of Lausanne

“The potential of this collaboration is significant. Multiple healthcare companies and skin science laboratories are joining forces for the first time with the same vision. This approach could lead to new discoveries that prevent disease, new diagnostic devices that help detect the early signs of disease and new services that enable patients to participate in their own health.”

Thibaud Portal

Vice President, Prescription Global Business Unit of Galderma

“The future of healthcare is already here. No lab, company or government can do this alone. This is a systemic problem, which requires a systemic solution.”

Kim Domela Kjoeller

Executive Vice President of Global Research and Development at LEO Pharma

“Everyone has been building their own big data platforms, but the real power of data is in combining it in one place for the benefit of patients. Imagine the implications for psoriasis or Atopic Dermatitis, which affect millions of people around the World”

Volker Koscielny

Vice President Global Medical Affairs, Immunology and Inflammation at Celgene

“Medicine is moving from the current reactive construct to one that is proactive, predictive and preventive. When applied to skincare, this will manifest as a focus on maintaining wellness or skin health. The formation of the SSF, in a powerful academic-industrial collaboration, will facilitate the development of cutting edge skin care that promotes this new philosophy.”

Professor Christopher Griffiths, OBE

President of ESDR, Research Dean, University of Manchester