We already discussed Histogen, but lately they renamed their hairloss product to ReGenica
ReGenicaTM is a proprietary liquid formula created by the culturing of newborn fibroblasts in an embryonic-like environment and then harvesting the naturally secreted growth factors, anitoxidants and other synergistic bioproducts that are produced. It is the first naturally stabilized and bioactive formulation of wnt proteins and natural cofactors - offering exceptional opportunities for applications including research tools and as a natural additive in products.
- The formula contains naturally stabilized and bioactive wnt proteins with activity
- The formula contains naturally secreted growth factors
- ReGenicaTM is soluble and can be in both a topical or injectible format.
- The formula requires no purification process
Capabilities for Skin & Hair Care
Histogen is also evaluating ReGenicaTM as an active ingredient for hair care products such as shampoos and conditioners. The Company anticipates ReGenicaTM’s interaction with hair follicles will help hair to grow thicker, stronger and more flexible.
Capabilities for Hair growth
Hair loss affects 35 million men and 21 million women in the United States.
One of Histogen’s significant applications for ReGenicaTM is its utilization as an injectable for hair growth. The combination of wnt proteins and growth factors making up ReGenicaTM has been shown to both stimulate resting hair follicles and induce new follicle formation.
In May 2007, these findings were substantiated by research performed by Dr. George Cotsarelis, which offered further evidence that these growth factors and proteins in combination lead to a significant increase in the creation of new hair follicles in mice.
Histogen’s injectible ReGenicaTM for hair growth will begin clinical trials in Q4 2008, and launch is planned for 2015.