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Intercytex featured in this months Popular Science Magazine


#1

The article isn’t on their website yet, but I would expect it to be after the next issue comes out.


#2

Send In The Clones: Covering Baldness with Cloned Hair

Surgical solutions for restoring lush locks have always involved a painful traid-off transplanting hairs from the rear of your head to the top could leave you thin in the back. But Bessam Farjo, a hair-loss specialist at the British company intercytex, has devised a less barbaric fix, cloning patients’ hair cell. “The concept is to create a limitless supply of donor hair,” Farjo says. Male pattern baldness is caused when some hair-producing dermal papila cells begin growing thinner, less visible hairs. Standard transplant procedures invovle plucking roughly around 6,000 healthy cells, but Farjo takes only 100. He clones these in the lab until he has millions and then injects them into sparse scalp regions, where each can sprout a fresh hair and even encourage additional hair growth in neighboring scalp tissue. The procedure isn’t just a matter of vanity, it could provide insight into how to clone other tissues for therapeutic uses. Fajaro recently wrapped up a 13 man, 48 week clinical trial in which 40% of the implanted cells, paired with blood flow stimulating scalp massage, produced new hair. His next goal: growing complete hair follicles in the lab, which could make the transformation from Mr. Clean to Donald Trump even more certain.


#3

"Fajaro recently wrapped up a 13 man, 48 week clinical trial in which 40% of the implanted cells, paired with blood flow stimulating scalp massage, produced new hair"
40% means 100 injections = 40 hairs… 1000=400 not bad… are this dates real and confirmed??


#4

» “Fajaro recently wrapped up a 13 man, 48 week clinical trial in which
» 40% of the implanted cells, paired with blood flow stimulating scalp
» massage, produced new hair”

» 40% means 100 injections = 40 hairs… 1000=400 not bad… are this dates
» real and confirmed??

It’s likely that whoever wrote this article doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

Evidently the author doesn’t even know the difference between cells and hairs:

“Standard transplant procedures invovle plucking roughly around 6,000 healthy cells, but Farjo takes only 100.”


#5

» Evidently the author doesn’t even know the difference between cells and
» hairs:
»
» “Standard transplant procedures invovle plucking roughly around 6,000
» healthy cells, but Farjo takes only 100.”

I could be wrong, but don’t hair follicles contain cells?? Obviously, the acceptable word wouldn’t be “cells”, but is it completely incorrect?


#6

» » Evidently the author doesn’t even know the difference between cells and
» » hairs:
» »
» » “Standard transplant procedures invovle plucking roughly around 6,000
» » healthy cells, but Farjo takes only 100.”
»
» I could be wrong, but don’t hair follicles contain cells?? Obviously, the
» acceptable word wouldn’t be “cells”, but is it completely incorrect?

Yes, it’s confusing two different things. It would be completely wrong to say that hair transplants involve 6000 cells. Speaking of cells would make more sense for HM, however the ICX procedure involves taking 100 hairs and not cells.


#7

Not a good article, probably old news and more hype than substance, they might be talking about phase 2 trial.