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Follica CEO, Dahphne Zohar, Interview----full head of hair?


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(you will have to click on HER picture to get HER interview, if you simply click play you will get two guys who have a balloon company).

She mentions that “guy(s)” will pay “out of pocket” for a full head of hair.

This is from the Costarialis/Stenn research from wound healing/new hair follicle research. This is real stuff guys. THey have a real website and a real office and are a real company.

I used to think that this would be a silly pursuit, because even if they could rejuvinate hair from MPB-areas, it would probably be MPB hair since it grew on MPB individuals. However, if someone was on finasteride when they did this, perhaps they’d never see that happen. Ive seen Bryan Shelton, who knows tons about hair, speculate that if a man was on propecia before he ever started losing any hair, the androgenic stimulis might never get high enough in those hairs to kick off the process and he’d be like those pseudohermaphrodites in Guatemala that never go bald that Merk studied when formulating finasteride.

Science, I really believe, is going to beat baldness. One way, or another, it will go down. :ok:


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I hope that’s not just wishful thinking but I love they way it sounds when she says “men will pay out of pocket for a full head of hair.”

I thought the interviewer was fine, but I found it annoying that he had to ask the question about the significance about pursuing aesthetic procedures rather than cures for cancer. Just because people are not directly killed by losing their hair we should not just brush it off as not being a medical/social problem. Typical view though, especially because hair loss is more common in males, and in our current culture most everything male is deemed with negativity.


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Missmyhair wrote:

" I thought the interviewer was fine, but I found it annoying that he had to
ask the question about the significance about pursuing aesthetic procedures
rather than cures for cancer. Just because people are not directly killed
by losing their hair we should not just brush it off as not being a
medical/social problem."

   I felt the same way. I wish she would have told him, "hey, we are in business to make friggin' money, as this is a FOR-PROFIT company, so this is what we do."   They never bitch about R&D departments for cosmetics companies studying day and night to make the best shade of lip gloss or blush that is hypoallergenic or better eye-liner. This is a bigger cosmetic advance than any of that.

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Interesting that Daphne Zohar’s only listed business credits are heading a company that sells olive oil, and a company that markets some kind of hoof-pads for horses!


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» Interesting that Daphne Zohar’s only listed business credits are heading a
» company that sells olive oil, and a company that markets some kind of
» hoof-pads for horses!

Here is here bio at Follica:

"Ms. Daphne Zohar
Founder, Managing Partner
dzohar@puretechventures.com

Ms. Daphne Zohar is the Founder and Managing Partner of PureTech Ventures, a Boston-based life sciences venture firm focused on translating academic innovation into commercial success. Zohar was named one of the world’s top young innovators who will shape the future of technology by MIT’s Technology Review magazine and one of the top “40 under 40” by the Boston Business Journal. A successful entrepreneur, Zohar created PureTech and assembled a leading team to help implement her vision for the firm. She sits on the boards of Solace Pharmaceuticals (and was previously Founding CEO) Follica Inc. (where she is currently founding CEO), Enlight Biosciences , Endra, and Satori Pharmaceuticals (where she is currently CEO)."

Being named a “top young innovator” by MIT’s Technology Review Magazine, and one of the top “40 under 40” by the Boston Business Journal is indicative that she is not some huckster. Fair is fair.

I wont get excited about Follica however until they do any human testing and show that they can make hair grow from intentional wounds on human heads, THEN I’d get interested in real terms.

My fear (for them) is that even if their discovery did pan out, it will be too late, and Aderans and ICX will already have well-working procedures that will make them redundant anyway.

Im pumped about what may be announced in Vegas and the info shared at the end of the month.