Pharma Foods finds “hair growth peptide” for oral applications

The HGP peptide has been successfully tested in model animals. It is produced by dermal papilla cells which secrete growth factors promoting hair growth. The Japanese hair tonic market is about 70 billion Yen. Pharma Foods news release, Nov. 21, 2014

Nipro continues development of tissue engineering technology

The development of autologous bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells for treatment of cerebral infarction and spinal cord injury are under clinical investigation or in phase II, and culture automation is under development. Nipro hopes to apply for approval after 4 or 5...