Updated on January 5, 2018
New Company: Brickell Biotech
Brickell Biotech, a dermatology-focused pharmaceutical company, is developing a therapy which should prove to be of interest to the online hair community.
The company is based in Boulder, CO and has a variety of clinical programs underway in the area of dermatology. One such program is an oral CRTH2 antagonist for hair loss. A “CRTH2 antagonist” is another way of saying a “‘Prostaglandin D2 receptor 2 antagonist”, which should sound familiar to you. The CRTH2/PD2 mechanism of action has been quite the rave over the past few years in the hair-growth research world, and apparently Brickell has a novel molecule which acts on it.
The molecule is known as BBI-5000 and is also being developed by Brickell to treat atopic dermatitis. According to Brickell, BBI-5000 has completed the phase 1 stage of trials and its next stages of development are under consideration. New oral medications that improve hair growth and prevent loss will certainly be a commodity to go with all of the topical and injectable treatments on the horizon. For more, check the Brickell Biotech website.
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