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EXT Life Sciences Announces New Biotech Treatment that Tackles Root Cause of Graying Hair
Date:3/17/2009

Breakthrough Comes as Scientific Community Intensifies Anti-Aging Research

DETROIT, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- EXT Life Sciences, Inc., a biotechnology start-up company spun off from Wayne State University that develops proprietary, targeted antioxidant treatments to slow the aging process, announces the development of a treatment that stops hair from graying as it ages. EXT's new treatment is the only targeted antioxidant of its kind. EXT is located in the WSU tech park known as TechTown, which brings the resources of Wayne State University to high-technology startup companies to spur economic growth.

EXT founder Stanley R. Terlecky, Ph.D., a pharmacology professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine and a leading authority on the enzyme catalase, says EXT's discovery and extensive research on targeted antioxidants present a platform for anti-aging products of the future, including shampoos to keep hair from turning gray and creams to keep skin smooth, by counteracting the natural oxidant damage that occurs with the aging process.

"The preservation of good health and youthful appearance well into old age is critical to the EXT mission. Given the dramatic growth of an aging global population, our research presents a transformative development for society while also introducing business opportunities for the cosmeceutical and medical fields," said Dr. Terlecky.

EXT's targeted catalase technology, called CatSKL(TM), reintroduces catalase into the peroxisome (a compartment) of aged cells to reestablish the balance of pro- and anti-oxidants and has already earned patent protection in several countries. Dr. Terlecky's extensively published body of research validates the importance of maintaining the balance between catalase and the oxidants it neutralizes, not only in the follicles of graying hair, which is deemed the first visible sig
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