Makucell, Inc., a Scottsdale-based life science company dedicated to the development, manufacture and distribution of non-prescription products formulated to address the challenges of aging and photo-damaged skin has been selected from 150 applicants as one of San Diego Venture Group’s “Cool Companies” to be showcased at the upcoming 10th Annual Venture Summit on June 6, 2012. The selection criteria included investor appeal, progress, and innovation. Makucell is one of nine life science companies chosen.
“We are excited to have SDVG’s vote of confidence and to participate in this year’s venture summit,” commented Dr. Lawrence Rheins, President and CEO of Makucell. “Makucell’s Renewnt products are at the forefront of skin science; the clinical tests prove their efficacy and safety. The Makucell team is confident that we have a superior product, winning solution and without question, a very cool company.”
Michael Kahn, Ph.D., Makucell Co-founder, Board Chairman and distinguished research scientist at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research of the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, added, “Renewnt’s proprietary ingredient, Asymmtate, is a novel approach to cellular aging, working with the body’s own skin stem cells by optimizing the signals in the Wnt (pronounced “wint”) pathway to encourage production of the components that create the skin’s supportive matrix. This essential regenerative process is the key differentiator in Makucell’s Renewnt products.”
Dr. Mark V. Dahl, Makucell Chief Medical Officer and former President of the American Academy of Dermatology, developed the formulations. “Each product targets a specific area of the body with ingredients in specific proportions most suited for that type of skin,” explained Dr. Dahl. “And all Renewnt™ products are formulated to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, roughness, thinning skin and pigment irregularities.”
Initially, Makucell is offering Renewnt products exclusively through aesthetic skincare professionals and directly via its toll-free number (1-855-MAKUCLL).
Makucell Inc. is a life science company dedicated to the development, manufacture and distribution of non-prescription topical products developed to address the challenges of aging and photo-damaged skin. Based on scientific research at the Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Makucell’s Renewnt products are formulated to enhance the skin’s appearance, making it stronger and more youthful-looking. The company’s new proprietary technology, Asymmtate, works with an individual’s own skin stem cells to maintain cellular differentiation which decreases as we age.