Follica, Inc. is developing novel therapies for conditions and disorders of the hair follicle, the epicenter for the development and replenishment of human hair and skin.
Treatments for conditions of the follicle account for a total market exceeding $10 billion annually, despite a lack of truly effective solutions. Follica has assembled a world class team of scientific, clinical, and industry experts that is harnessing the recent advances in epithelial stem cell biology to identify and develop novel therapeutic approaches to these disorders. (Source: follicabio.com)
Science and Technology
Using tools primarily developed in his lab, Dr. Cotsarelis was able to demonstrate hair follicle neogenesis and show enhanced effect through manipulating the key signaling pathways involved in hair follicle formation. Some of these pathways can be manipulated using known drug compounds. Follica is developing the hair follicle neogenesis platform into clinically effective therapies for treating hair loss and for long term or permanent hair removal. Additional pipeline products may apply in acne, skin rejuvenation, and wound healing. (Source: follicabio.com)