Shiseido opens new research facility dedicated to hair regeneration

Japan’s Shiseido will open a new hair regeneration related facility in Japan on May 1, 2014 in the the Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster.

More details from the company’s press release:

Shiseido Press Release

Shiseido is now using Canada based Replicel’s RCH-01 technology:

Replicel and Shiseido complete collaboration and technology transfer

The Japanese government has in the past year made major announcements regarding its support and encouragement of stem cell related research via favorable laws and funding. It will therefore not be surprising if the first hair cloning or hair multiplication type cure comes from there.

It would be fitting if just like with Japanese car companies and electronics companies significantly improving upon western inventions in those fields, a Japanese hair regeneration company significantly improved upon a Western (Replicel) hair regeneration technology.

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