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#1

Follica raises $11m in 2d round of venture financing

http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2008/08/12/stop__shop_recalls_tuna_salad_over_listeria_fears/


#2

» Follica raises $11m in 2d round of venture financing
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» http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2008/08/12/stop__shop_recalls_tuna_salad_over_listeria_fears/

I beat you to it my friend
http://www.hairsite.com/hair-loss/forum_entry-id-36323-page-0-category-1-order-last_answer.html

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#3

why this is a good news? the money doesn’t imply success of research…


#4

» why this is a good news? the money doesn’t imply success of research…

because lack of money guarantees failure of research…someone believes in this product


#5

Sorry…


#6

» why this is a good news? the money doesn’t imply success of research…
Well. I guess I could answer your question with a question of my own.
Would you give InterCytex or Aderans 11 million dollars right now?

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#7

Another link irectly fron Zohar interview:


#8

Directly from Follica:

http://www.follicabio.com/news/follica-announces-11m-in-new-financing-and-expanded-team-40/


#9

» Another link irectly fron Zohar interview:
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» http://www.xconomy.com/boston/2008/08/12/new-fundraising-for-hair-raising-follica-takes-in-11-million-for-baldness-treatment-approach/

This is very good news. Great find haircoach !!!

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#10

Zohar says (referring to the current trial):

“At this point we are looking at the human response to disruption and the timing of the human ‘embryonic window’ post disruption,” she said.

Did I not just say essentially the exact same thing a few weeks ago? Damn, I’m good. :wink:

The current trial is basically a dry run. It’s the logical first step. Test out the abrasion technique on real live humans, and figure out typical healing times (and hence when to apply the drugs…the drugs are administered at a specific point in the healing process).


#11

» Follica raises $11m in 2d round of venture financing
»
»
» http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2008/08/12/stop__shop_recalls_tuna_salad_over_listeria_fears/

This is GREAT news, thank you very much!! I can hardly believe it, we may have the cure for our problem soon, this is just incredible!

Follica, GOOOOOOOO :smiley:


#12

» Zohar says (referring to the current trial):
»
» “At this point we are looking at the human response to disruption and the
» timing of the human ‘embryonic window’ post disruption,” she said.
»
» Did I not just say essentially the exact same thing a few weeks ago? Damn,
» I’m good. :wink:
»
» The current trial is basically a dry run. It’s the logical first step.
» Test out the abrasion technique on real live humans, and figure out typical
» healing times (and hence when to apply the drugs…the drugs are
» administered at a specific point in the healing process).
What is little strange is that two persons just dissapeared from Follica’s team. A new guy, Kevin Bitterman, joined them some days ago, with a profile on the Follica site, and suddenly dissapeared from their site. Also some other woman, Sarah Miller, is gone. A guy posted here (one of the last posts):

and said Sarah Millar probably got fired. Kinda weird maybe, or I’m just worrying unecesseraly.


#13

» » Zohar says (referring to the current trial):
» »
» » “At this point we are looking at the human response to disruption and
» the
» » timing of the human ‘embryonic window’ post disruption,” she said.
» »
» » Did I not just say essentially the exact same thing a few weeks ago?
» Damn,
» » I’m good. :wink:
» »
» » The current trial is basically a dry run. It’s the logical first step.
» » Test out the abrasion technique on real live humans, and figure out
» typical
» » healing times (and hence when to apply the drugs…the drugs are
» » administered at a specific point in the healing process).
» What is little strange is that two persons just dissapeared from Follica’s
» team. A new guy, Kevin Bitterman, joined them some days ago, with a profile
» on the Follica site, and suddenly dissapeared from their site. Also some
» other woman, Sarah Miller, is gone. A guy posted here (one of the last
» posts):
»
» http://www.xconomy.com/boston/2008/01/04/gone-today-hair-tomorrow-follica-raises-funds-to-begin-human-trial-of-baldness-treatment/
»
» and said Sarah Millar probably got fired. Kinda weird maybe, or I’m just
» worrying unecesseraly.

Kevin Bitterman is still in the team, Sarah Millar is not anymore

http://www.follicabio.com/content/board-and-executive-team/


#14

» » Follica raises $11m in 2d round of venture financing
» »
» »
» »
» http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2008/08/12/stop__shop_recalls_tuna_salad_over_listeria_fears/
»
» This is GREAT news, thank you very much!! I can hardly believe it, we may
» have the cure for our problem soon, this is just incredible!
»
» Follica, GOOOOOOOO :smiley:
They must have demonstrated something in order to get so much money, or? Zohar said they were not accepting to get any new funding for a couple of years, but now with this money things can accelerate. Now that could be interpreted as they don’t yet know if their product is something good or bad, or that they were focused on continuing with their research whether they got the money or not.
But there must be something new, compared to January this year, to why they got more money, right?


#15

» » why this is a good news? the money doesn’t imply success of research…
»
» because lack of money guarantees failure of research…someone
» believes in this product

I believe wholeheartedly in this. In 27 years of fighting hairloss, nothing has worked. Not even minox or dutas.
This works. To what degree, we don’t know yet. It’s still developing and personal protocols are still evolving. But visual confirmation of results come swiftly and develop from there. I haven’t been this excited about a possible solution for 22 years.


#16

» why this is a good news? the money doesn’t imply success of research…

Proof of concept can be confirmed in your own home and takes only 3 weeks from start to finish.


#17

» » » why this is a good news? the money doesn’t imply success of research…
» »
» » because lack of money guarantees failure of research…someone
» » believes in this product
»
» I believe wholeheartedly in this. In 27 years of fighting hairloss,
» nothing has worked. Not even minox or dutas.
» This works. To what degree, we don’t know yet. It’s still developing and
» personal protocols are still evolving. But I haven’t been this excited
» about a possible solution for 22 years.

they must have read your post the otherday that you have gotten hair growth from wounding and are afraid you will put something out on the black market before they have a product ready :slight_smile:

But on a serious note, to bring in a new investor in a second round is a big deal. If they hit a snag, I could see an old investor putting in more money, not much but a little, to try and recover their initial investment. But I don’t think a new investor comes in if they haven’t shown some advancement and expect some return in the near future.


#18

» Zohar says (referring to the current trial):
»
» “At this point we are looking at the human response to disruption and the
» timing of the human ‘embryonic window’ post disruption,” she said.
»
» Did I not just say essentially the exact same thing a few weeks ago? Damn,
» I’m good. :wink:
»
» The current trial is basically a dry run. It’s the logical first step.
» Test out the abrasion technique on real live humans, and figure out typical
» healing times (and hence when to apply the drugs…the drugs are
» administered at a specific point in the healing process).

Thnx 4 clearing up what is currently going on with the trials in Boston.


#19

ICX received a grant from the UK government.The Government! At the time I thought that this was a sign that ICX was working.After all,the government wants to back a winner for political reasons.We now know for fact that ICX isn’t working.Obviously the government’s decision to give ICX money wasn’t based on what was happening but what MIGHT happen.

There will always b people willing to gamble big dollars on a baldness cure as the returns will be huge IF it works.

Don’t get me wrong,I want this so badly…But we should exercise some restraint so we are not disappointed IF it doesn’t work.

Also,what ICX tried 2 do & what Follica are doing are two completely different things so for me to compare the two are silly but you know what I am trying to say.

I found this article: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/71152.php
Its an old article but this paragraph is really encouraging.
“The researchers were able to control the regenerative response, including the extent of new hair follicle formation, by manipulating genetic pathways during this “embryonic window” when new follicles formed. The new hair follicles functioned normally, cycled through the normal stages of hair growth and exhibited normal architecture, including a full complement of stem cells.”

They also claim to be able to control the number of hairs that can be produced therefore they are also looking at using this as a form of permanent hair removal.

This is encouraging news.Gho,Balzan,Aderans & ICX are all capable of growing hairs,they just can’t get the direction of hair growth & density right. Follica have jumped over a major hurdle here.

I keep reading about how everything that is being used by Follica is already FDA approved.This may be true but Follica will still have to get approval to use all these things in combination with each other, right?


#20

» ICX received a grant from the UK government.The Government! At the time I
» thought that this was a sign that ICX was working.After all,the government
» wants to back a winner for political reasons.We now know for fact that ICX
» isn’t working.Obviously the government’s decision to give ICX money wasn’t
» based on what was happening but what MIGHT happen.
»
» There will always b people willing to gamble big dollars on a baldness
» cure as the returns will be huge IF it works.
»
» Don’t get me wrong,I want this so badly…But we should exercise some
» restraint so we are not disappointed IF it doesn’t work.
»
» Also,what ICX tried 2 do & what Follica are doing are two completely
» different things so for me to compare the two are silly but you know what I
» am trying to say.

ICX don’t just have a hair loss treatment, when they received their grant from the government I think a baldness cure would be the last things they were trying to back.