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That should be the link, you may have to cut and paste to the tool bar.
Here is their patent, http://www.wipo.int/pctdb/en/wo.jsp?wo= … SPLAY=DESC
Ive read through the various experiments. What they appear to do is to dermabrate the skin, block epidermal growth factor and wnt expression for nine days (I know of something that does both), apply keratinocyte growth factor afterwards. In one test example, they also started using minoxidil at day 11 until hairgerms are detected.
They dont up WNT in most of the experimental examples. Apparently wnt-signalling gets up after a wound naturally—so perhaps lithium chloride and wnt protiens aren’t necessary. They weren’t mentioned in most of the examples way down in the patent.
They regrew human hair on human skin grafted onto a SCID mouse. They have recruited for their first trial. Their company features one guy who used to be the head of Merk Pharmaceutical and one guy who used to head Upjohn, so “the big guns” are in on this. Follica is owned by Gillette, who is in turn owned by Proctor and Gamble
The bios of their management is availaible on this page if you click over each persons picture. There are some very impressive bios and alot of experience here. http://www.follicabio.com/