Biotech Sebacia scores $26M in venture capital to treat acne
Sebacia Inc., which is based in Duluth, Ga., is developing a topical formulation that uses laser-activated microparticles to treat moderate to severe acne. Sebacia intends to use the Series D financing to complete a U.S. pivotal trial.
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After hiring former Quintiles executive Paula Brown Stafford in March as its chief development officer, Morrisville-based Novan has appointed her to the board of directors. Stafford, who oversaw clinical development before leaving Quintiles in 2015, was recruited to join Novan because of her experience working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. That was of particular importance to Novan because its primary acne treatment candidate, SB204, received mixed Phas e 3 trial results– sending…
Acne scarring is a common and persistent sequela affecting many individuals worldwide, with significant physical and long-lasting psychological effects. Currently, the treatment options available for acne scars are mostly invasive and have several side effects. This paper explores the possibility of using polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) collagen microspheres, a relatively underexplored technique hitherto, to treat common atrophic scars. PMMA-collagen is more popularly used in injectable wrinkle fillers.
There is accumulating evidence that milk shapes the postnatal metabolic environment of the newborn infant. Based on translational research, this perspective article provides a novel mechanistic link between mi...
Stefanie Strathdee (left) feared the worst when husband Tom Patterson (right) was comatose. But his apparently miraculous recovery was a result of a natural phenomenon that could also treat acne.
Title: Skin Quiz: Acne, Dry Skin, Dandruff&MoreCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 10/7/2010 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/14/2017 7:42:02 PM
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We present epidemiological data on the prevalence of fragile skin in three different geographical regions, and the results of two randomized controlled studies investigating the efficacy and tolerability of dermo‐cosmetics in combination with topical acne treatment and following physical skin damage. Overall, we found that prevalence across the three regions (23% in Germany, 41% in UAE, 56% in Taiwan) reflected previous global estimates (24–53%) across skin types, with significant associations found with environmental and lifestyle factors, such as stress, humidity and pollution. The iatrogenic effects of topical a...
This study indicates that NAFL treatment with the high-energy parameters has better outcomes in atrophic acne scars, while the success rate is considerably low in post-burn and keloid scars.
Australian woman, Stephanie Samonte, 26, had a relatively acne-free teenage years. But she was struck with adult acne in her twenties. Here, she reveals how she cleared her skin.