Generations before you saw milestones as well, like the first lab cultured hair cell to show growth in mice. They saw actual clinical trials from Intercytex and the likes and many truly believed that the cure was around the corner using the exact same rhetoric that you are using right now. And looking back, we all know what became of that.
I’m not even sure if I share your views of it merely being a matter of 8-10 years for a true cell based treatment to come to fruition. I think people do not understand that there still is MUCH to overcome, i.e. the hairs being so microscopic that they do not even break through the skin, hair direction, texture, density, etc. It could be another 5 years or it could be another 20 years before they make the breakthrough discovery which gets these cultures to grow cosmetically viable hair. It really comes down to a guessing game and usually in this field of research pessimists have always seemed to be on the winning side.
I hate to be such a downer but thats the way I currently see it. Also I have more faith in things like donor doubling (which I see as being something that could maybe be addressed with better FUE techniques, i.e. use of robots or that piloscope thingi).
[quote][postedby]Originally Posted by Lindo[/postedby]
Yup, we’re looking at 8-10 years. Guys like Freddy will say “but it always will be a decade”. But they ignore current milestones and recent breakthroughs. At this point is just about optimizing the process, figuring out the intrinisic hair properties and testing safety in human trials, which might start in 1-2 years already. (Tsuji lab said 3 years a year ago and Jahoda’s group said they felt confident to start ‘soon’ too).[/quote]