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2009-05-13 07:15:00

BOSTON, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Follica Inc., a privately held developer of novel therapies for androgenetic alopecia and other hair follicle and skin disorders, today announced that William D. Ju, M.D. has been appointed as president and chief executive officer. Dr. Ju succeeds Daphne Zohar, managing partner of PureTech Ventures, who was the Founding CEO of Follica. Dr. Ju will join existing Board members including Ms. Zohar, Mr. G. Kirk Raab, former CEO, Genentech, president and COO,...

2007-05-16 15:00:47

BOSTON, May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology licensed by Follica Inc. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine has been used to generate completely new hair follicles for the first time in normal adult mammals. The paper describing the experiment was published in the May 17th issue of the scientific journal Nature. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070516/NEW086-a) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070516/NEW086LOGO-b) By studying wound healing on...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
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  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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