K18Peptide™: It Starts with Science

K18 Peptide technology for hair was developed by a group of researchers led by Prof. Artur Cavaco-Paulo at the Centre of Biological Engineering, University of Minho, and Solfarcos Technologies

Learn about The Hair Repair and Biommimetic Science Behind K18 directly from our co-founder, Suveen Sahib.

Selected Publications: 

  1. Molecular modeling of hair keratin/peptide complex: Using MM‐PBSA calculations to describe experimental binding results, Proteins, 2012, 5, 1409-1417

  2. Insights on the mechanical behavior of keratin fibrilsInternational Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2016, 89, 477-483

  3. Changing the Shape of Hair with Keratin PeptidesRSC, Adv., 2017, 7, 51581-51592

  4. Peptide- protein interactions within human hair keratins , International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2017, 101 805-814


WIPO Patent - WO201505621A63 - 2015
US Patent -  10,709,655 B2 – 2020