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What if we have everything we need to solve our biggest health challenges? And what if it’s something we already possess in abundance?

This is the reality of regenerative medicine and cell-based therapies.

Locked inside our humble hair follicles are thousands of cells, unique to each person, that have the potential for immense health benefit. In 2012, the Nobel Prize was awarded for the discovery of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), enabling the reprogramming of cells from a hair follicle into an embryonic-like pluripotent state, capable of becoming any tissue or cell in our body.

With their immense biological potential, stem cells have become the source material for revolutionary therapies currently in development to treat everything from Parkinson’s and cancer to wrinkles and hair loss.

But there’s a catch, our cells deteriorate over time and the effectiveness of these therapies depends on our strongest cells. Because of this, it’s more important than ever to preserve our current cells. Readying us for the future of regenerative medicine.

To address this, Acorn Biolabs has developed a non-invasive technique of collecting viable cells from plucked hair follicles, available at home or in a clinic. These cells are cryogenically frozen and carefully preserved, ensuring they last for a lifetime.

Storing your own unique cells gives you a collection of the most compatible cells possible, ready to be accessed whenever you need them. This simple act of banking your cells unlocks the personalized regenerative treatments that are on the horizon, giving you the best possible tools to live a longer, healthier life.

Drew Taylor, MSc, PhD, Co-founder and CEO of ACORN
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