This morning, Follica announced positive interim data in its Phase II clinical trials. They are now on track to start pivotal trials at the end of 2019, which I discussed a month ago. In this latest press release, they have some interesting quotes from Dr. Ken Washenik and Dr. Rox Anderson.
One of Follica’s well known clinical advisers, Dr. Dhaval Bhanusali, has kindly agreed to answer reader questions! We have been going back and forth about this for a few weeks, but it seems he is now ready after this latest news has become official.
I think that this is the first time that I have had success with anyone important on Follica’s team responding in person. Dr. Bhanusali works with various celebrities (e.g., Martha Stewart) and even starred in a Men’s Health article.
Readers on this blog have at various times posted links to Dr. Bhanusali’s Instagram and Twitter accounts.
Dr. Bhanusali told me the following:
“There are lots of things I can’t say because of NDAs and also legally because companies like Follica have investment partners that are publicly traded (so legally, not allowed to, even if I want to). But happy to talk in generalities at some point and genuine thoughts on things!
I haven’t kept up as much as I should have on hairloss websites, but I think the internet is unfortunately full of companies that take advantage of patients/consumers with false claims and it is super sad. Happy to help if you think I can educate on things that help patients long term.”
So please keep the above in mind when asking your questions in the comments to this post.