» Yeah, sounds like the classic “Get off our backs, we’ll call YOU when we
» know something.”
» Although in the case of Follica, I have to believe that they’d be totally
» concerned about their method & results getting into public knowledge too
» early. It’s just too damn simple for anything else.
» It’s not like ICX in that respect at all.
In fact, even if trials go well…they might not say anything until they are ready to license to dermatologists offices for fear of men trying it at home.
The hair removal emobodiment of the patent almost CERTAINLY WOULD WORK as it worked in regular mice and removed their fur.
Even if it didn’t work on your head, if you had old hair plugs you wanted removed or back hair----this will help you.
Also, even if it didn’t work in humans for whateve reason, as they get to watch brand new hair development on mammals like Chimps and macaques with less evolved immune systems, they will likely get to figure out what genes do what in hair follicle development and probably can identify on this BIG scale exactly what genes cause baldness and hopefully in the future develop compounds that can interdict them.
Ive not thought about this scenario either, if it didn’t work in either the frontal or (shockingly to me) the donor area…it still might work on the body. If a guy had a hairy chest for instance, he might be able to make alot more of it for a Body hair transplant as far fetched as that might seem.
There will be a trichological benefit out of this scientific find one way or another. Im just hoping more donor-area hair can be made. That alone would make my day and many other men’s also. If they can make hair up front, and especially if they can make hair up front while blocking the expression of the CAG-repeat polymorphisms on the androgen receptor gene…it would be a friggin’ gold mine.
I think they are afraid if they do a trial and have success, alot of men will be trying to cop the procedure at home by doing websearches about it and being directed to discussions like we have had about it on hairsite and find the patent…but that is probably a unfounded concern. The general public is pretty stupid and mostly lazy, and aren’t into hair like us denziens of hairsite.
I hope they have success and get rich. If they have success, they will be getting a few thousand of my dollars I asssure you.