» If you had to estimate…realistically speaking… how far off are we from
» walking into a clinic bald and walking out with a full head of our own hair
» 5 years? 10 years ? 15? or 50?
» I’m asking those who keep on top of all this scientific stuff, so if you
» are a lay person PLEASE do not chime in with a number you dreamed up
» because its a messing up the estimate.
Science is a very slow process. Just look at Follica, they made a novel discovery back in 2005-06 how to create new hair follicles and five years later they still are in preclinical trials and haven´t started their human trials (and human clinical trials take about 10 years). Also the concept of HM has been around for what, 15-20 years, and we have a company doing phase 2 clinical trials today.
So, best case scenario, they make a huge breaktrough tomorrow and putting all the pieces together. Now they need a couple of years of preclinical trials to see it is safe and effective enough to test on humans. Lets say five years. And then we have the clinical trials on human. 10 years. So in the best case scenario people would be able to get a full head of hair in 15 years.
More likely science will build on previous discovery and knowledge and slowly solwing the puzzle in the next 10-15 years. And then you have the preclinical and human testings resulting in a “baldness cure” on the market in 25-30 years.
If I had to estimate.