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, which is the subject of one or more patents or patent applications in the United States and overseas.
Learn about The Hair Repair and Biommimetic Science Behind K18 directly from our co-founder, Suveen Sahib.
- Molecular modeling of hair keratin/peptide complex: Using MM‐PBSA calculations to describe experimental binding results, Proteins, 2012, 5, 1409-1417
- Insights on the mechanical behavior of keratin fibrils, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2016, 89, 477-483
- Changing the Shape of Hair with Keratin Peptides, RSC, Adv., 2017, 7, 51581-51592
- Peptide- protein interactions within human hair keratins , International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2017, 101 805-814
K18 hair products may be covered by various international patents and applications as well as the following US patent and patent applications:
US Pat. No. 11,642,298
US Pat. App. No. 18/497,900
US Pat. App. No. 18/334,287
US Pat. App. No. 18/194,372
US Pat. App. No. 18/339,889
US Pat. App. No. 18/339,927
US Pat. App. No. 18/478,320