Bioengineered Hair Follicles

HKU
Overview

Present treatment for hair loss: temporary and many side effects. Surgical treatment is uncommon due to very limited available hair donors. This new technology is the best platform for developing new drugs and treatment strategies for alopecia.

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Commercialisation opportunities
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Problem addressed

No long lasting treatment for hair loss

Innovation
  • Use advanced tissue engineering method to generate hair follicles under a high-throughput and automated system
  • The bioengineered hair follicles can be used for drug screening and implanation
Key impact
  • The bioengineered hair follicles resemble physiological and morphological characteristics of natural hair follicles
  • Molecular signatures resemblance to hair follicle
  • The production is high-throughput and automated
  • Minimal requirement of cells and matrix scaffold
Application
  • High-throughput drug screening for hair health
  • Personalized medicine: Personalized drug screening for different treatment
  • Hair follicle regeneration and implantation

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