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How to Select a Topical Base - Compounding Made Easy


Whether it’s pain management, hormone therapy, or dermatology – whatever your niche is, if you are a compounding pharmacist or pharmacy technician, chances are you are compounding topical preparations.

As innovations in base technology grow, the challenges with selecting a compounding base can appear more and more complex. Our objective with this free webinar is simple – to address your practical and applicable questions on how to select the right topical base for your preparation and patient, referring to Medisca’s topical compounding base line.

  • Are you looking for a quick-drying and versatile gel? Or perhaps something that is occlusive and anhydrous?
  • Are you looking for a base with functional properties, including moisturizing effects, antimicrobial effects, or scar reducing potential?
  • Are you looking for something that is suitable for vaginal use?
  • Are you looking for something with permeation data or stability testing?

The questions are numerous – and we've got you covered!

By joining the webinar you will hear from Medisca’s R&D Manager and vital player in the development of Medisca’s Drug Delivery Systems, Raman Sidhu. Got questions about compatibility, suitability, testing, and studies? She’s got you covered!

Also joining the webinar is Medisca Network’s Advanced Formulation & Clinical Pharmacist, Dr. Mindy Cormier, who will cover aspects on therapeutic intent and formulation considerations – all important pieces of the base selection puzzle.

This event is hosted by LP3 Network in partnership with MEDISCA.

Intended audience

    Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians


    Hardware/software requirements

    Web browser

    Google Chrome (most recent 2 versions)

    Mozilla Firefox (most recent 2 versions)

    Internet Explorer v11

    Apple Safari (most recent 2 versions)

    Microsoft Edge (most recent 2 versions)

    Internet connection

    Computer: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)

    Mobile device: 3G or better (WiFi recommended)


    No additional software needed


    2GB of RAM (minimum), 4GB or more of RAM (recommended)



    This webinar is Copyright © LP3 Network 2021.

    Course summary


    Advanced Clinical & Formulation Pharmacist, MEDISCA Network
    20 years of diverse pharmacy field experience
    Expertise in clinical pharmacy and customized compounding formula development of both non-sterile and sterile formulations

    Dr. Cormier is a pharmacist with over 20 years of diverse pharmacy field experience, which includes pharmacy operations/management and community pharmacy compounding of both non-sterile and sterile preparations. Currently, Dr. Cormier is an Advanced Clinical and Formulation Pharmacist at Medisca Network where she is responsible for approving customized non-sterile and sterile compounding formula requests and consults with pharmacists and prescribers across the globe. Additionally, she consults with LP3 Network in the development of various ACPE-accredited programs and supervises the maintenance and operation of LP3 Network’s sterile and non-sterile courses at the University of South California. Dr. Cormier provides clinical research support and subject-matter expertise to various pharmaceutical companies and is well versed in United States and Canadian pharmacy regulations.


    Research & Development Manager, MEDISCA

    Raman Sidhu is the Research & Development Manager for Medisca with over 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. As R&D Manager, Raman oversees product development of drug delivery systems, devices, and equipment; manages various studies, including permeation studies, safety studies, and stability studies; and is closely involved with technical support and troubleshooting. Raman also works as a laboratory facilitator for LP3 Network’s Non-sterile programs, having trained 100s of compounding pharmacists throughout the years. Raman graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Immunology and Specialization in Pharmacology.



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