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Deborah Duffey, President and Chief Product Development Officer, Dermazone Solutions

Tampa Bay Ambassador: Deborah Duffey, Dermazone

Aug 07, 2014

A native Bostonian, Deborah Duffey graduated from Stonehill College with a bachelor’s degree in industrial psychology in 1982. Soon thereafter, she stayed in the Boston area, leading a number of feasibility studies on how to support and sustain growth . . .

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Deborah Duffey, president
and chief product development officer at Dermazone Solutions,
says the company’s newest
product enables the production of desserts with 15% alcohol.

Mixing Frozen Mojitos and Skincare
By: Janet Leiser / Editor Tampa Bay

July 12, 2013

Scientists at Dermazone Solutions normally spend their days researching nanotechnology for “disruptive discoveries” to improve beauty, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products.

But the $10 million company’s newest discovery has nothing to do with Dermazone’s mission. Researchers found a way to freeze alcohol, as in vodka, rum and tequila, to commercially produce frozen alcoholic desserts.

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Kathleen Cabble

Deborah Duffey, president, of Dermazone Solutions in St. Petersburg and Berenice Sauza, a supervisor, evaluate clarity
and stability of a lyphazome incapsulated solution in the annalytical lab.

Growing employees

Tampa Bay Business Journal by Margie Manning, Quality and Content Editor - Date: Friday, September 14, 2012, 6:00am EDT

ST. PETERSBURG — Finding the right workers to handle specialized jobs is a challenge for manufacturers.

Life sciences firm Dermazone Solutions discovered the best way to staff up is to “grow its own,” hiring people with the right attitude and training them, said Deborah Duffey, president and chief product development officer.

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Photo from Thursday night Fearless Women
TB private party and
Fearless Fashion Makeover events.

Credit: Fearless Women, Lena Hunt Photography, Celebritize You

All highways and skyways lead to Tampa for the Fearless Women TB events

by Lena Hunt Tampa Bay Travel Photography Examiner

October 8, 2011

They flew in from L.A., the midwest, and other areas. Some drove nineteen hours one way. Some are celebrities on tv and in the movies and some are celebrities in their own towns and superstars with their families and friends. Either way, they came from near and far to the Fearless Women Tampa Bay events held this weekend on Oct. 7-8.

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Supporting Small Businesses in Florida

by Dermazone on September 14 , 2011

On Tuesday, September 13th, Dermazone Solutions was proud to welcome Saint Petersburg Mayor, Bill Foster as he stopped by our offices and toured the Dermazone facilities as part of his interest in supporting small business in Florida.

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“Most Supportive to Women in Business”

by Dermazone on June 17, 2011

Dermazone Solutions was honored to be selected as the 2011 Company Most Supportive to Women in Business as recognized by the Tampa/ St. Petersburg Chapter of the eWomen Network. The awards given out recognized companies in the Tampa/ St. Petersburg area who displayed a giving first philosophy.

  February 2011 - Executive Profile
  November 2010 - Celazome O-Plex
Aug/Setp 2010 - New Product Launch
March 2010 - Women in Business
January 2010 - Long-Term Vision
January 2010 - Evening with SRI
January 2010 - Fountain of Youth
October 2009 - Tampa Bay Metro

For Immediate Release -

St. Petersburg, FL
March 2012

FINALISTS RECOGNIZED AS ICONIC WOMEN St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Women with Vision at Annual Event

St. Petersburg, FL – From the Chief of Police to Chief Executive Officer, the titles of the finalists for the Women with Vision Awards are as diverse as the organizations and causes that they represent. More than 115 nominations were received for this annual celebration of influential women, and the winners will be announced during the Iconic Women of St. Petersburg event on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel.

This luncheon and ceremony, taking place during national Women’s History month, not only raises funding and awareness for the Chamber which supports the development of business in St. Petersburg, but also honors women who have become iconic leaders in various areas of business and community outreach throughout Pinellas County. A panel of esteemed judges, representing both business and community service, has named the following as finalists for the Women with Vision Awards:

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