Overview

ProGDerm is a new business venture created by Allied Minds and based on technology created at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. It is centered on new understanding into modulating Receptors for Hyaluronan Mediated Motility (RHAMM) protein.

The research lead by Doctors Eva Turley and Mina Bissell will develop a technology to induce the controlled generation of fat cells to replace those lost in the aging process. Doctors Bissell and Turley have been researching the regulation of cell motility as it relates to the spread of cancer for more than 20 years. Serendipitously, they discovered that regulating the RHAMM protein increases deposition of subcutaneous fat while decreasing unhealthy visceral fat.

The technology could potentially replace the now commonly used artificial dermal fillers used to alleviate age related wrinkles. Modulating RHAMM proteins represents a natural process that has the potential to actually induce controllable re-growth of the patient’s own subcutaneous fat in targeted areas to help restore a youthful appearance without artificial dermal fillers.

Dr. Mina Bissell - Ted Talks

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27-Feb-2012

ProGDerm Enters Strategic Partnership to Develop New Active Ingredients in Skin Care

Boston, Massachusetts – ProGDerm, Inc., an Allied Minds company, developing a natural approach to skin rejuvenation, announced today that it entered into a strategic par..

07-Oct-2009

Luminous Skin - ProGDerm Featured in Allure Magazine

Full article can be found at: Allure Column October 2009 (/_literature_39944/Allure_October_2009) by Kristin Sainani ..

04-Nov-2008

New Skin Rejuvenation Discovery Receives Commercial Backing

Boston, Massachusetts - Allied Minds funds research to reduce wrinkles by developing a natural replacement for artificial dermal fillers. Allied Minds, a seed investment f..

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