I mentioned a new company called Follicept in my recent post on IGF-1. Although I remain highly skeptical about this company’s product (as well as about the effectiveness of IGF-1 at giving more than minimal hair regrowth), I am impressed with their staff (i.e., Devon Grimmé) and its pro-activeness on the hair loss forums and on youtube. It seems like they will be providing weekly video updates and testing their gel product on fellow staff and family members. The company’s CEO Dr. Stephen Hsu seems to be a very accomplished guy.
Most importantly, Follicept is part of Prometheon Pharma, which seems to have developed a technology that enables topical delivery of large molecule drugs without the need for injections. Perhaps the company’s superior delivery mechanism will lead to better results in comparison to past futile attempts at delivering IGF-1 to the scalp to improve hair growth?
The best part of this development is that this technology will not necessitate lengthy clinical trials since IGF-1 is already used worldwide. You can follow Follicept’s updates via their youtube channel (see first video below), or scroll down on Follicept’s homepage (100s of comments on there, but sometimes the page does not load).