In close collaboration with Professor Amos Gilhar of the Technion Israel Institute, Haifa, Israel, Monasterium Laboratory has access to unique humanised mouse models, which permit the study of human skin.

Using xenotransplants on severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) mice, it is possible to assess the effect of test agents on human hair growth, pigmentation and numerous other dermatological read-outs in-vivo.

In addition to one of the best currently available humanised alopecia areata mouse models, the company has well-established models for psoriasis, androgenetic alopecia, atopic dermatitis and ageing to test new therapeutic strategies at the highest level of preclinical experimentation that is possible prior to clinical trial.