How We Got Started
Ailie products relieve uncomfortable skin concerns like eczema, psoriasis, skin infections, and molluscum without pain, antibiotics or the fear of drug resistance. Our signature ingredient is from a plant. They have been used safely for generations. If are not satisfied....for any reason...we refund your money.
Dr. Gary Pekoe
President & CEO
The Founder and President of Ailie BioDerma is Dr. Gary Pekoe. Dr. Pekoe is a world-renowned expert in the fields of infectious diseases and inflammatory diseases as well as the development of topical therapeutic products, both synthetic and naturopathic.
Dr Pekoe received his PhD in neuro- and immunopharmacology from West Virginia University. His graduate thesis was instrumental in developing a greater understanding of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory mechanisms, how they impact wellness and the body’s natural ways of fighting diseases, and how to develop targeted therapies.
Spurred on by a desire to improve patient health, he embarked on a career focused on developing and taking new therapies through the FDA and to market. The first of these, Bactroban (mupirocin), was the first single agent topical prescription drug ever approved by the FDA. Bactroban became the first line of defense against staph skin infections and is still prescribed worldwide. Dr. Pekoe also worked on Augmentin, a commonly prescribed oral antibiotic, and Relafen, a popular non-steroidal anti-inflammatory prescription drug.
He then moved on to focus on new therapies involving the immune system, and worked on a number of infectious disease vaccines, as well as taking WinRho SD through the FDA for the treatment of the autoimmune disease immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). It was while working on these products that he created his own consulting group, Arkios, that has spent the last 20 years specializing in helping companies with emerging technologies bring their breakthrough products to the FDA.
Pharmacology has its foundation in active ingredients derived from plants. Dr Pekoe found it natural to take his desire for patient wellness and blend it with his interest in the roots of pharmacology. He believes the future of healthcare will be deeply interwoven with the naturopathic use of proven botanical therapies. Dr Pekoe has chosen to target infectious and inflammatory diseases of the skin. He founded Ailie BioDerma to bring proven natural products to patients wanting and needing an alternative to the synthetic pharmaceutical products and their chemical bases. Ailie’s products work with the body’s natural immune system to assist in restoring the skin to its natural, healthy state.
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