Alopecia Model and Hair Growth Assay
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Alopecia is the medical description for the loss of hair from the head or the body. There are many forms of alopecia, with androgenic alopecia and alopecia areata being the most common. Although alopecia is not life-threatening, it can be life-altering and can produce a profound psychological impact on those afflicted by the disease.
There are several drugs that promote hair growth including Minoxidil (Rogaine®). Nonetheless, the limited effectiveness of available treatments and side effects experienced by some individuals create an ongoing medical need for better agents in the area of hair regrowth discovery.
The data below show the effects of hair regrowth in our validated mouse alopecia model using Minoxidil as a validating agent. We have also validated this model with Finasteride (Propecia®).