Follicum develops drugs that can both stimulate and inhibit hair follicle activity. Since the compounds are based on endogenous peptides, that are found naturally in the body, we believe they will make safe, gentle and effective treatments.
Hair loss and unwanted hair growth affects millions of people, both men and women, and can be very stressful, causing severe physical and psychological damage.
Today, there are no effective pharmaceutical products on the market to stimulate or inhibit hair growth, that are suitable for both men and women, and which are without side effects. Currently the few, often ineffective, products that are available are not suitable for both men and women, and none of the available products are both efficient, and without side effects.
The potential benefits of Follicum’s leading drug candidate have clearly been demonstrated in preclinical efficacy studies.
Independent in-vitro and in-vivo studies on living human skin tissue show that Follicum’s candidate drug is effective in inhibiting hair growth, while exhibiting no side effects.
In comparable in vivo studies in mice, one of Follicum’s drug candidates stimulated hair growth significantly faster, and produce hair growth over a much larger area than minoxidil (the active ingredient in Rogaine®).