I understand it was only supposed to be up temporarily.
Great video, I will try to find it elsewhere, but one big question sticks out in my mind:
–The segment about Dr. Tsuji, who is working on the research that Riken/Organ Technologies/Kyocera is basing its procedure on, says that the DP cell component is problematic because the ability to grow new hairs will be limited. When DP cells are cultured, they lose their inductivity after multiple passages. But the other portions of the video reported on research with iPSCs, and ways to create many inductive DP like cells. But these ideas are apparently not part of Dr. Tsuji’s research.
My question is, why isn’t Dr. Tsuji cooperating with the other researchers, so the DP cell component in his “follicle primordiums” will consist of multiplied, transformed iPSCs, instead of DP cells taken directly from follicles?
This would massively increase the effectiveness of this procedure. It’s not clear whether Riken is doing this, but they should. If they don’t cooperate with the other researchers and pool their work, yes, it will take at least 10 years to be able to effectively multiply hairs using the follicle primordium procedure.