[quote][postedby]Originally Posted by goata007[/postedby]
My only hope is George Cotsarelis, he is the only person who is studying the follicle and trying to come up with off-the-shelf treatment. If this guy is successfull, his treatment could fly through FDA trials.
[postedby]Originally Posted by HairlossCurse[/postedby]
Are you in contact with George, his PGD2 approach seemed so rational and straight forward, why havent we heard anything since 2012?[/quote]
From the link:
KYTHERA has been supporting research in Dr. Cotsarelis’ lab at the University of Pennsylvania over the last two years under sponsored research and option agreements to further develop and elucidate the initial reported observations.
I’m Not in contact with Cotsarelis But I do have experience with funding and research. Cotsarelis is in an Academic setting and as such has enough attention already to Not make public statements constantly and just focus on his work. The statement above is a proof of that. Apparently they have been researching it for past two years. I’m sure they see some light at the end of the tunnel to test it out on people. And like I said earlier, they chose a drug that is already well established in terms of efficacy. Maybe this drug will only work for stopping MPB in its tracks and Not reversing it (my money is on this scenario), still it’s progress!
The reason replicel etc, basically any company looking for further funding or with stocks on the market, “seem” to be doing well is because they want to create a positive outlook for the company - which results in higher stock prices. That’s the reason why Replicel’s CEO is always Extremely Positive about all the developments without making any concrete statements - that would get him in trouble with the feds. CEOs get paid to boost the company’s image and that’s what he is doing, simple marketing. I would advise you guys to be cautious, we have a history of people making a discovery in lab and then running with it to get funding and start a company. That mostly never pans out they way people wanted. MPB is a very complex problem and as such the cure would be based off of the findings by people like George Cotsarelis (and others in academia) who are exploring various pathways and trying to understand hair follicle biology.