Poietis And L’Oréal Undertake Hair Follicle Research
Biotechnology firm Poietis has entered a research agreement with L'Oréal, with the companies earmarking the ultimate objective of making a 'functional follicle capable of producing hair'.
Such tissue ‘engineering’ is an area of science in which the cosmetics company has invested for just under 30 years, it said.
The research it has undertaken with Poietis, which works primarily with pharmaceutical and cosmetics companies, is concerned with ‘successively layering micro-drops of bioinks using a quick scan by a laser beam. The living biological tissue created must then be matured for around 3 weeks before it can be used in tests.’
"For L’Oréal, the combination of our respective areas of expertise opens up the possibility of previously unheard of achievements in the field of hair. This research partnership is very stimulating for the Advanced Research teams," said José Cotovio, director of predictive methods and models department for L’Oréal Research & Innovation.
Bruno Brisson, general manager and chief business officer of Poietis, added, "Our partnership with L’Oréal should lead to the development of innovative applications in terms of tissue engineering.”
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