Exclusive interview for SPINOFF.COM with Prof. (Emeritus) Aharon Gedanken, Kanbar Laboratory for Nanomaterials, Bar-Ilan University, about the technology that will help to grow hair on a bald surface using nanoparticles of minoxidil

This minoxidil based anti-baldness technology is a real breakthrough in the fight against alopecia. The team of professional scientists, under the strict supervision of Prof. Aharon Gedanken from the Department of Chemistry at Bar Ilan University in Israel, is now in the process of technology development. Such nanoparticle-based technology aims hair follicle, targeting at utilizing these interactions for therapeutic purposes, delivering functionalized particles selectively to the hair follicles or even to specific skin compartments and cell populations. Particle-based material targeting of hair follicles may include deposition of active minoxidil compounds in the follicular reservoir, targeting of active compounds to specific compartments within the follicular duct, e.g., sebaceous gland, stem cell region, or even targeting of specific cell populations such as perifollicular antigen-presenting cells. Professor Gedanken is sure that it will have a great success in the cosmetology because nobody tried to solve it at particle level before.