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#1

http://stemscellbaldnescure.com/company-news/follica/follica-takes-radical-new-approach-to-treating-hair-loss/


#2

Thank you superhl, i really need this and it made my day. They’re talking within 5 years…lets give it worse case scenario…10 yrs-Still great!

EXCELLENT NEWS


#3

Take the point when FDA trials begin, then add a decade. That’s a TRULY realistic timeframe.

I think we’re looking better and better in the long term. We’ll live with hair loss a while longer, but I’m pretty sure we won’t grow old and die with it.


#4

It is encouraging news. Follica will hopefully end its human trials soon. I remember NBC in early 2008 said the human trials could last 1-2 years and then they can get the product to market in another year or 2 after trials conclude. So 2011-2012 is a possibility if Follica works. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.


#5

Very true. 8.5-10 yrs. I just searched it. Now we’re looking at 10-15 yrs. That’s if FDA approves it and the makers of follica are not bought out(bribed) by the competitor hairloss treatment companies.

» Take the point when FDA trials begin, then add a decade. That’s a TRULY
» realistic timeframe.
»
» I think we’re looking better and better in the long term. We’ll live with
» hair loss a while longer, but I’m pretty sure we won’t grow old and die
» with it.


#6

» It is encouraging news. Follica will hopefully end its human trials soon. I
» remember NBC in early 2008 said the human trials could last 1-2 years and
» then they can get the product to market in another year or 2 after trials
» conclude. So 2011-2012 is a possibility if Follica works. Let’s keep our
» fingers crossed.

Good to know Follica is still a contender in this.


#7

» » It is encouraging news. Follica will hopefully end its human trials soon.
» I
» » remember NBC in early 2008 said the human trials could last 1-2 years
» and
» » then they can get the product to market in another year or 2 after
» trials
» » conclude. So 2011-2012 is a possibility if Follica works. Let’s keep
» our
» » fingers crossed.
»
» Good to know Follica is still a contender in this.

If they have proof of concept and this thing actually works … I’m sure they would go through the FDA, but I’m sure they also might try to get approval in other countries more quickly.

There are millions of men in Canada, Europe, Russia, Asia (Japan, India, China), Australia, etc. etc. that would gladly pay thousands of dollars for this if it works. The company would probably see dollar signs and sign a deal with some foreign distributor.

Even if you had to go back every few years because the new hair is still suspect to DHT, that’s even better for Follica, because you pay say $2000 every 3-4 years to maintain the hair, that’s a steady cash cow for them.

I’m not really worried about the FDA. Proof of concept. If they can nail that, then the rest will fall into place pretty quickly IMO, the proof of concept is the big thing. There’s a very American-centric POV on these boards which is natural, but in reality, this would be a billion-dollar industry over night, if they can get it to work and have a reasonable safety protocol there would be billions to make immediately in other countries. Maybe it would take 10+ years to get in the US, but Asia or Europe? Who knows.


#8

» » » It is encouraging news. Follica will hopefully end its human trials
» soon.
» » I
» » » remember NBC in early 2008 said the human trials could last 1-2 years
» » and
» » » then they can get the product to market in another year or 2 after
» » trials
» » » conclude. So 2011-2012 is a possibility if Follica works. Let’s keep
» » our
» » » fingers crossed.
» »
» » Good to know Follica is still a contender in this.
»
»
» If they have proof of concept and this thing actually works … I’m sure
» they would go through the FDA, but I’m sure they also might try to get
» approval in other countries more quickly.
»
» There are millions of men in Canada, Europe, Russia, Asia (Japan, India,
» China), Australia, etc. etc. that would gladly pay thousands of dollars for
» this if it works. The company would probably see dollar signs and sign a
» deal with some foreign distributor.
»
» Even if you had to go back every few years because the new hair is still
» suspect to DHT, that’s even better for Follica, because you pay say $2000
» every 3-4 years to maintain the hair, that’s a steady cash cow for them.
»
» I’m not really worried about the FDA. Proof of concept. If they can nail
» that, then the rest will fall into place pretty quickly IMO, the proof of
» concept is the big thing. There’s a very American-centric POV on these
» boards which is natural, but in reality, this would be a billion-dollar
» industry over night, if they can get it to work and have a reasonable
» safety protocol there would be billions to make immediately in other
» countries. Maybe it would take 10+ years to get in the US, but Asia or
» Europe? Who knows.

I think there’s a lot of truth in this. If it actually works acceptably and doesn’t kill the testers, then it’ll be sold long before the FDA officially okays it.

The androgen susceptibility issue surprises me that it gets so much attention all the time.

We’ve been trying to hold onto this original batch of androgen-sensitive hairs through the HUGE hormonal assault from puberty to mid-30s. And usually without any big MPB meds implemented until the damage is 2/3rds done, too. A replacement batch grown in adulthood might have a weakness for androgen damage, but I don’t think the situation would be anything like the one we’re dealing with right now.

And what if it is? GOD FORBID we have to redo this procedure a couple times over the years.

We’re all ready to mortgage our firstborn kids to get our hair back on principle. But then as soon as we start discussing the specifics of a HM plan, suddenly everyone is b*tching about having to pay for the treatment more than a single time in their whole lives.


#9

» » » » It is encouraging news. Follica will hopefully end its human trials
» » soon.
» » » I
» » » » remember NBC in early 2008 said the human trials could last 1-2
» years
» » » and
» » » » then they can get the product to market in another year or 2 after
» » » trials
» » » » conclude. So 2011-2012 is a possibility if Follica works. Let’s
» keep
» » » our
» » » » fingers crossed.
» » »
» » » Good to know Follica is still a contender in this.
» »
» »
» » If they have proof of concept and this thing actually works … I’m
» sure
» » they would go through the FDA, but I’m sure they also might try to get
» » approval in other countries more quickly.
» »
» » There are millions of men in Canada, Europe, Russia, Asia (Japan,
» India,
» » China), Australia, etc. etc. that would gladly pay thousands of dollars
» for
» » this if it works. The company would probably see dollar signs and sign
» a
» » deal with some foreign distributor.
» »
» » Even if you had to go back every few years because the new hair is
» still
» » suspect to DHT, that’s even better for Follica, because you pay say
» $2000
» » every 3-4 years to maintain the hair, that’s a steady cash cow for them.
»
» »
» » I’m not really worried about the FDA. Proof of concept. If they can
» nail
» » that, then the rest will fall into place pretty quickly IMO, the proof
» of
» » concept is the big thing. There’s a very American-centric POV on these
» » boards which is natural, but in reality, this would be a billion-dollar
» » industry over night, if they can get it to work and have a reasonable
» » safety protocol there would be billions to make immediately in other
» » countries. Maybe it would take 10+ years to get in the US, but Asia or
» » Europe? Who knows.
»
»
»
» I think there’s a lot of truth in this. If it actually works acceptably
» and doesn’t kill the testers, then it’ll be sold long before the FDA
» officially okays it.
»
»
»
»
»
» The androgen susceptibility issue surprises me that it gets so much
» attention all the time.
»
» We’ve been trying to hold onto this original batch of androgen-sensitive
» hairs through the HUGE hormonal assault from puberty to mid-30s. And
» usually without any big MPB meds implemented until the damage is 2/3rds
» done, too. A replacement batch grown in adulthood might have a weakness
» for androgen damage, but I don’t think the situation would be anything like
» the one we’re dealing with right now.
»
»
»
» And what if it is? GOD FORBID we have to redo this procedure a couple
» times over the years.
»
» We’re all ready to mortgage our firstborn kids to get our hair back on
» principle. But then as soon as we start discussing the specifics of a HM
» plan, suddenly everyone is b*tching about having to pay for the treatment
» more than a single time in their whole lives.

Truth is if this actually works, I doubt even half of Follica’s business would come from the US. The combined amount of demand from Europe + Asia + Russia + Canada would exceed the US market demand, so holding up the product (provided it actually does work) for an extra 2-3 years because of the FDA for the rest of the world would be pretty stupid and probably even open the door to Asian and European start-ups trying to copy Follica and beating them to the punch on the foreign market.

As for going in every 3-5 years for a “top up” on hair … I have no problem with that whatsoever. A small inconvenience in the overall scheme of things.


#10

The FDA needs to be re-structured. Too many great drug which are very beneficial to man kind are available but take years to bring to the market. Small companies don’t stand a chance.


#11

» The FDA needs to be re-structured. Too many great drug which are very
» beneficial to man kind are available but take years to bring to the market.
» Small companies don’t stand a chance.

Isn’t this something your new Pres is supposed to be dealing with? Thought he was cutting a lot of red tape to do with research?

Like he is doing with stem cell research?


#12

Obama’s so busy trying to keep the US economy afloat & manage the American auto companies bankrupties that he probably hasn’t even thought about anything else in months.