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Nature's Secret Solutions Inc.

NSS develops proprietary hydrogel with superior performance for varieties of applications and will target $5.2bn personalcare market firstly

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Biotechnology
  • Location Newark, NJ, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded April 2007
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

Nature’s Secret Solutions Inc. (NSS) develops natural, benign super-adsorbent hydrogel raw materials, with superior performance characteristics, for personal care, food, pharmaceuticals, and other additive applications. NSS initial focus market is personal care. This market is led by multi-billion dollar companies, such as Colgate-Palmolive, P&G, Unilever, Avon, Johnson & Johnson, Dow, National Starch, CpKelco, BASF, plus hundreds others.


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    Namita Deo

    Dr. Deo has two MS degrees (Chemistry and Surface and Colloid Science) and a Ph.D. (Biotechnology) Conducted post-doctoral research at Columbia University (biochemistry of cosmetic components and their interaction with skin) and worked as a senior scientist in Cognis Corporation. Dr. Deo has 50+papers and 2 patents filed on active ingredients, isolation, identification, formulation, surfactants, drug/gene delivery, hydrogel, biomaterials, nano-sc

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    Sunkyoung Kim

    10 Years Experience as Controller. Ms. Sunkyoung Kim has BS (Chemical Engineering), BS (finance), CPA, MBA.

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    Lalit Deo

    Mr. Deo is a successful entrepreneur with an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business and MS (CIS), Northwestern University, Chicago, IL. Experience from conception to building multimillion dollar company. Results oriented, decisive leader with proven success in new market identification and strategic market positioning for multimillion dollar organizations. Experience of raising VC fund for his IT Company

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    Jun-Ping Xu
    Senior Scientist

    Highly accomplished Bioorganic/Medicinal Chemist with solid research and development experiences in small molecule-focused and pharmaceutical development-targeted new drug studies. PhD in pharmaceutical science and bio-organic chemistry, and BS, pharmaceutical science. Discovered over 90 novel and valuable bioactive principles from natural sources, published over 50 scientific papers and holds 5 PCT/US patents

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    Parth S. Khattri
    Senior Scientist

    An accomplished natural product chemist, Years of experience in extraction, isolation, purification, structure determination of active natural compounds. Participated in commercialization of new natural compounds in neutraceutical and cosmetic industry. Well versed with structure-based drug design with opioid, benzodiazepine, adrenergic receptors, antihepatotoxic activity, drug delivery and drug discovery & development. PhD in medicinal chemistry

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    Dhar Akula
    Senior Scientist

    15+ years of experience in plant biotech tools and managing transgenic plant production for commercial operations. He has 40+ publications in peer reviewed journals and 3 patents worldwide. He has a PhD in plant biology and MS in plant physiology

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    P. Somasundaran
    Business Development and Scientific Advisor

    40+ years of experience in colloids and surface science, with applications in personal care and cosmetics industries. Is the La von Duddleson Krumb Professor and Director, Langmuir Center for Colloids & Interfaces, Director, National Science Foundation I/UCR Center for Advanced Studies in Novel Surfactants, Columbia University. Received M.S. and PhD from the University of California at Berkeley

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    Ken Spall
    Business Development Advisor

    Has 25+ years of experience in specialty chemicals and industrial gases. Successfully handled general business management, business development, licensing, merger & acquisitions, financial analysis and technology development. Had P&L accountability for Union Carbide’s $870 million, 1300-employee Industrial Performance Chemicals division, and served on the board of directors of joint venture. Has BS in chemical engineering and PhD in chemical engi

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    Linda Rhein
    Advisor Regulatory Issues

    25+ years of experience in topical medications for Rx and OTC with pharmaceuticals, cosmetic, personal care, and feminine care companies. Experience with dermatologic clinical development/ medical affairs /drug approvals and global pharmaco vigilance functions. Experience in efficacy and safety programs for securing FDA approval including preparation of clinical, pharmacokinetic and toxicology sections of 4 NDAs for new chemical entity. Has PhD a

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    Larry Chasin
    Advisor Toxicology

    40+ years of experience in R&D research in Biology, Toxicology, Genetics as a professor at Columbia University. Received MS and PhD in Biology from the MIT


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    Sunkyoung Kim