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Mission & Vision

Our mission is to innovate new drug delivery solutions which allow simple & minimalist formulation utilizing less actives or chemicals but still offering highest efficacy ever to reach true clean beauty and sustainable health. 

We believe that only true clean beauty and sustainable health will lead us to the road towards a more beautiful & healthier humankind and sustainable earth.

About Us

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Nusmetics is a Singapore-registered Sci-Tech company specialised in advanced materials, novel delivery systems and innovative diagnostic platforms for skin and healthcare solutions. Founded in 2019 by two scientists from the National University of Singapore, Dr. NGUYEN DUC VIET and Dr. HIMANSHU KATHURIA, Nusmetics has been empowered by youthful passion, vigorous scientific backgrounds, and strong IP portfolios. Driven by innovation and excellence, we bring the best solutions to our customers.

Our Story

Over 10 years at the National University of Singapore, we have been constantly searching for new delivery platforms which are safe, easy to use, and effective yet environmentally friendly. These features often compromise each other and therefore are difficult to achieve on a single platform. However, we have come up with a brilliant solution to bring all these features together in a unique delivery platform: microbee     – a particle with spikes on its surface resembling durian structure at microscale. Microbees can be mixed and used with current skin and health care products to increase their skin absorption up to 10 times faster and 1,000 times higher  , therefore significantly enhance their efficacy in a very simple way: 

  • Just mix and use

  • Less dose formulation

  • No need chemical enhancers

  • No need complicated formulation

These features greatly reduce the use of all active compounds and other harmful chemicals in cosmeceutical and pharmaceutical industry, hence simplify the formulation process​ toward higher efficacy, more beautiful & healthier humankind and sustainable earth.

Depend on physiochemical properties of actives or drugs formulated, verified through in vitro study using human skin.

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Board of Directors

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Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Duc-Viet Nguyen (PhD) 

  • Over 4 years experience in biotech, pharmatech & healthcare industry: start-up incubation, technology acceleration & development, business development and fundraising.

  • Over 14 years research in advanced and smart materials, nano/micro fabrication, drug delivery & medical device.

  • National University of Singapore (NUS), NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering Scholarship Holder.

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Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder
Himanshu Kathuria (PhD) 

  • Over 4 years experience in biotech, pharmatech & healthcare industry: start-up incubation, technology acceleration & development, quality control, intellectual property development, scale-up production.

  • Over 10 years research in pharmaceutical formulation, microneedle, drug delivery and traditional medicines. 

  • National University of Singapore (NUS) Scholarship Holder.

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Chief Operating Officer & Founding Member 
Ram Dharmaraj (MBA, BBM) 

  • Over 40 years experience in cosmetics, skin care, nail care, personal care and perfumery industry.

  • Industry-leading track record of developing more than 100 skincare, cosmetics, nail polish, and nail treatment products.

  • Former CEO of Yardley of London UK, Asia Pacific region from 1980 to 1998, responsible for 7 manufacturing factories, 24 distributors, 5 licensees.

  • Public Star Service (or Bintang Bakti Masyarakat) Medal Holder conferred by the President of Singapore.

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