The last Hair Loss Congress was in April 2019. They were having Hair Loss Congresses every year or every two years, at the most. Then, after the last Congress in April 2019 they said that cellular treatments for hair loss needed a solution to the hair-inductivity problem. They also said it would take a few years to come up with a solution to that problem.
Well, now it’s about 3 years later and the next Congress will be in mid-November this year. That will mean 3 1/2 years have passed since the last Congress when they said that inductivity was the big problem AND it would take a few years to solve that problem.
And now the Congress is back.
I suspect this means that they MAY have cracked the inductivity code. After all, they said inductivity was the big problem and they said it would take a few years to solve that problem. And now here we are, about to have another Congress.
Yes, I know that in effect Stemson solved the inductivity problem with their iPS cells but Stemson has other problems that may take them some time to solve.
I think the Congress may be convening again because the hair loss research community now has a solution to the inductvity problem and human trials involving induced human hair cells, like the cells Jahoda grew hair on his wife’s arm with, may be imminent.
Keep in mind that if cell-based human trials are done in Asia the treatment could be marketed after just a phase 1 study.