• Falkenham’s cream allows a drug to penetrate the skin, killing cells that hold tattoo pigment while leaving the surrounding cells untouched.
  • The topical cream Falkenham is developing costs about 4.5 cents per square centimetre for each treatment. However, he cannot say how many treatments would be necessary because at this point he is only working on mice.
  • For now, he and his research team are planning to move on to larger animals such as pigs. But Falkenham said he hopes the cream will eventually become a consumer product.

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