2016: A Year in Review

It does not feel that long ago that I wrote the article 2016: A Look Ahead, but just like that here I am bringing a recap of a rather exciting year in the hair growth industry.

To start, let’s review what I highlighted in the original “2016 look ahead” post. Read More

HairClone Growing, Aclaris IND: Weekly Thoughts 11/9/16

Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of Weekly Thoughts.

It has been a little while since my last check in with you all. You can chalk it up to a busy schedule and the fact that there hasn’t been too much significant news in the hair growth treatment world recently. As always, there are positive developments happening behind the scenes. Let’s take a look at what has popped up in the past couple weeks. Read More

Update: New Follica Website

The times they are a-changing.

Nowadays you can’t even take a trip to the fridge to grab more hummus dip without some hair growth startup rolling out their new website and business plan. 

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L’Oreal 3D Printing, Hope for AA, Stem Cell Transplants: Weekly Thoughts 10/10/16

Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of Weekly Thoughts.

Things have been really busy in the hair world as of late, new companies are popping up all the time and companies that we have known about are finally making the announcements we want to hear. Lo and behold it’s almost been two months since the last edition of Weekly Thoughts due to all of the feature articles! Let’s get into some news from different sectors across the hair growth industry. Read More

A New Approach to Solving Hair Loss: HairClone

I had the opportunity to speak with Paul Kemp PhD this week about his new hair growth venture, HairClone. Paul shared a brief presentation with me about the concepts and business plan that HairClone is based upon. I can say I am genuinely impressed, there is evolution here. An experienced medical and business team, elements of crowd funding, and an ideal medical development system are all part of the formula that makes HairClone. Read More

HairClone – Another One

I almost couldn’t believe my eyes when I started browsing the website for HairClone, a new hair regeneration startup based out of Manchester, UK. Just like that another hair growth technology company has sprung up seemingly out of nowhere, and they have a very interesting plan to make hair regeneration a reality.

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RiverTown Therapeutics Inc. Results: Exclusive

 

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I’m very happy to be bringing you all an incredible exclusive on Follicle Thought. This week, David Weinstein, MD, PhD of RiverTown Therapeutics Inc. reached out to me to share some amazing photo results of his new compound RT1640. Below you will find photographs of a 60+ year old woman and a 42 year old man that received the RT1640 treatment. Both of these results came within 4 months of trialing the compound. Very impressive.
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HairCell Interview: Exclusive


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Follicle Thought recently had the opportunity to interview Howard Leonhardt of Leonhardt Ventures about his interesting new invention aimed at hair regeneration, HairCell. The Chief Medical Officer of Leonhardt Ventures, Dr. Leslie Miller, also provided some input for certain questions in the interview. Dr. Miller is also Director of the USF Heart Institute and has co-authored one of the leading textbooks on Stem Cell Therapy for Cardiac Regenerative Medicine.

The topics covered in this interview include Howard’s extensive background working with stem cells to regenerate organs over 20 years ago, the planned clinical trial pathway to bring HairCell to market, and an in-depth explanation of how this technology actually works in the human body. Read More

Rapunzel Still Growing, Histogen Talk, Ultimate Guide Update: Weekly Thoughts 8/17/16

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of Weekly Thoughts. This week’s news consists of an update on Christiano’s cellular hair growth startup Rapunzel, some interesting tidbits on Histogen, and updates being made to the Ultimate Guide to Hair Regeneration 2016. Bonus news alert: I will also have an exclusive interview with one of the newer hair growth startups coming next week, stay tuned for that one. Before we get right into the news items I’d like to share with you all a website that a reader of this site named Beth has made in her own efforts to support new effective hair growth treatments coming to be. Please visit her site Hair Growth Campaign. Thank you all for your continued support. Read More

Shiseido is Officially Cleared to Start RCH-01 Trial

Time to see what this is all about


Replicel’s hair growth therapy, RCH-01, has officially received approval by Japanese regulatory authorities to be used in a clinical trial that is now launching. We did hear some rumblings recently that Shiseido was putting the final touches on it’s clinical trial to take place at the Tokyo Medical University Hospital and Toho University Ohasi Medical Center. Now it’s official. Have at it Shiseido, and best wishes from Follicle Thought.