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A standardised spray dried aqueous extract from a native South African plant, which is effective in preventing hair loss and enhancing hair growth

This anti-hair loss product technology has a competitive advantage over existing products on the market since it is safe, natural, has scientific and clinical data proving the efficacy, works topically at the problematic site and does not have the side effects associated with existing hair loss medications.

Contact Person

Funzani Libago

FLibago@csir.co.za

Applications

Anti hair loss Enhances hair growth

Intellectual Property

Know how; trade secrets

Technology Field

Biotechnology;CSIR Biosciences

Business Opportunity

Business Opportunity

Technology Description

This ingredient has been formulated into a scalp serum and both the ingredient and formulation were proven to be safe for use by humans. Studies conducted using this formulation on humans provided clinical evidence that the spray dried extract is effective in preventing hair loss and enhancing hair growth after a period of 12 weeks of use. This anti-hair loss product technology has a competitive advantage over existing products on the market since it is safe, natural, has scientific and clinical data proving the efficacy, works topically at the problematic site and does not have the side effects associated with existing hair loss medications. Products containing this novel anti-hair loss ingredient could be registered as a hair care product for cosmetic application sold over the counter and will therefore be easily accessible and affordable without a medical prescription.

Benefits & Advantages

Safe Works topically Lack of side effects No prescription required for use Usage of South African indigenous knowledge

Inventors

Gerda Fouche, Dashnie Naidoo, Eric Khorombi, Vinesh Maharaj, Nena Pruzljanin