Our expertise in hair clinical research
We specialize in clinical trials that aim to investigate the efficacy and safety of cosmeceuticals, nutraceuticals, and pharmaceuticals for hair disorder management such as alopecia areata. Our clinical trial practices comply with good clinical practice guidelines and are approved by the local ethics committee. Our clinical research hair unit is located within Mediteknia Dermatology & Hair Transplant Clinic, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. The unit is headed up by Dr. Francisco Jimenez Acosta, medical director.
We are well equipped with excellent technical staff and doctors to conduct various hair clinical trial studies. We apply our state-of-art techniques and equipment to study clinically relevant hair parameters to investigate the effect and the impact of formulations developed for hair disorder treatments and solutions, for example for alopecia areata.
For inquiries, please contact our CSO & Deputy General Manager, Dr. Marta Bertolini (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We have expertise in evaluating the following clinical parameters for hair growth assessment:
We can measure hair diameter (thickness) by using Folliscope®.
Patient's hair is collected after non-washing days and evaluated on hair shedding visual scale.
Targeted scalp biopsy
We are also experts in harvesting scalp biopsies from our patients that can be further utilized in various in-depth studies to elucidate the molecular mechanisms.
In addition, customized parameters that can be evaluated is Biophysical hair color measurement. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further discussions and queries regarding alopecia areata or other hair diseases.
We apply TrichoScan® to evaluate our patient's hair density.
We apply Hair Check® device to measure hair mass index, an indirect measurement of the hair volume.
The scalp area used for hair density measurement is used also for the phototrichogram (TrichoScan®). Phototrichogram analysis provides information about the percentage and ratio of anagen/catagen-telogen hair follicles.