» Also, are they still recruiting for their phase 2?
The answer is definitely – YES!
“If you are interested in participating in the Phase 2 study, please select a city for further information.”
Here are some interesting user comments, which I collected in the past and brought them in a chronological order:
10/5/09 10:54 am
I called the number form the web site. This appears to be the Aderans trial. The site [TKL Research] lists the trial as ongoing and the procedure they describe sounds exactly like Aderans.
- It is not a placebo based or double blind FDA type of study.
Everyone gets the real procedure,
- you cannot be on current hairloss meds
- and it is for the crown and not the front.
Sounds like they may be making slight modifications to the procedure on the fly in trying to determine what works best (assuming that it works at all).
10/5/09 1:51 pm
FYI When I told them I was on meds and couldn’t participate (not that I would at this stage) they asked if I wanted to go on a list in case a follow up trial allowed those using meds to participate. I declined for now. I believe the trial calls for 13 visits. If anyone else decides to call (the lady was very nice), can you ask if there is any internal feedback on the results yet?
4/28/10 3:16 pm
K guys. Here’s what I know:
I called the number on the Aderans site for the clinical trial nearest to me.
I talked to a lady from the research facility who was extremely nice. She said they hadn’t started recruitment just yet, but that the study itself should start in May. Overall it lasts for about a year. She said that the majority of the procedure is done during the first few visits and then its mostly just monitoring afterwards.
I was encouraged because she said the entire team at the research facility was excited to start it because it was a “cool study.” She went on to describe the procedure (of which we are already familiar) and was in awe of the overall concept. I was REALLY encouraged (although I tried hard to play dumb) because she said that once trials get to “them” (meaning the research company), the procedre has already been tried on people before and they are usually pretty sure it works. I believe her exact words were something like “Oh yeah, they are pretty sure.”
That being said, she is just an employee and is not given any information with which to make that decision. She just knows that they are a late-term facility so by the time trials get to them they are usually safe and at least minimally effective.
Everyone else should call their respective facility and try to 1) get more info and 2) SIGN UP!
5/2/10 12:07 pm
I spoke to a representative from Aderans about signing up for their clinical trial. She said they would be changing their website in May with new clinical trials. Encouraging information?
5/2/10 1:55 pm
Joey, can you elaborate on that a little? I thought they already added the new locations to the map on their website.
5/4/10 4:34 pm
I just signed up for consideration on the Aderans clinical trials here in L.A. I still have to go through a screening process to see if I qualify. They said that trials would be starting shortly. It would be a year long process, and I would be compensated $1400. I hope I get chosen. If I do, I will keep everyone posted as to my progress. Wish me luck….
5/13/10 10:51 am
Just received this email last night from clinical trials for the Aderans Project in Los Angeles. I will keep you posted as to if I qualifiy as a candidate.
I just gave you a call at the number you had provided via ClinicalConnections.com:
I wanted to let you know that the Hair Transplant study just opened yesterday, if you are still interested, please give me a call so that we can see if you are qualified to participate.”
5/13/10 12:44 pm
Just quick follow up to my last post. I called Clinical Connections. Unfortunatley I do not qualify for the study. Since I have already had HT I am not a candidate at this time. I feel it is a good time for someone who has NOT had HT to call this company that is working with Aderans Phase 2 study, and see if they qualify for the study.
5/13/10 9:32 pm
Like Washington I’m interested in what they meant by Hair Transplant study?
5/13/10 10:56 pm
Ryan it is the same trial the Ritchie is going in for (Aderans). I was not a candidate due to previous HT procedures. They are calling it a “Hair Transplant Study”.
5/19/10 2:20 pm
Shooter, Thanks for checking in on me. I went for the evaluation yesterday, but was disqualified because my blood pressure reading was too high. It was 146/95, and normal is 120/80. They said that I should see my doctor first about getting my blood pressure under control, them maybe I could come back. I’m so bummed….
5/19/10 5:31 pm
Sorry to hear that Ritchie. At least you tried though!
Were you able to learn anything about the procedure at all?