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Intercytex scientists have successfully grown large batches of cloned proto-hair


#1

Intercytex, a public company based in London, may be closest to a marketable product, says Jerry Cooley, MD, a transplant surgeon who has been consulting for the firm since 2001. Nobody directly employed by Intercytex would speak to me for this story. “We do not feel that exposure of our research is helpful,” wrote Jeff Teumer, Intercytex’s director of research, in a curt e-mail. But Dr. Cooley, who works closely with Teumer, tells me that Intercytex scientists have successfully grown large batches of cloned proto-hairs similar to those that other researchers have been struggling to keep alive. What’s more, in animal experiments, the Intercytex team has observed cloned hair follicles growing hair again after the original hairs were plucked. This suggests that their cloned follicles cycle through the entire life span of hair three phases known as anagen (growth), catagen (transitional), and telogen (resting) something no other researchers have been able to do.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


#2

» Intercytex, a public company based in London, may be closest to a
» marketable product, says Jerry Cooley, MD, a transplant surgeon who has
» been consulting for the firm since 2001. Nobody directly employed by
» Intercytex would speak to me for this story. “We do not feel that exposure
» of our research is helpful,” wrote Jeff Teumer, Intercytex’s director of
» research, in a curt e-mail. But Dr. Cooley, who works closely with Teumer,
» tells me that Intercytex scientists have successfully grown large batches
» of cloned proto-hairs similar to those that other researchers have been
» struggling to keep alive. What’s more, in animal experiments, the
» Intercytex team has observed cloned hair follicles growing hair again after
» the original hairs were plucked. This suggests that their cloned follicles
» cycle through the entire life span of hair three phases known as anagen
» (growth), catagen (transitional), and telogen (resting) something no other
» researchers have been able to do.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
»

okay, all this is very beautiful, very promising, very exciting…
but now, please tell me how much money are investors ready to give for this project… because investors will ask for hard proof, not promises.
Looking at ICX stocks’ performance, we see nothing new.


#3

Can someone please tell me what is proto hair?


#4

» Can someone please tell me what is proto hair?

the protohair is a baby hair grown outside the body, in a petri dish, from a cell culture. Once it has grown enough, it is implanted in the scalp, and suppossedly, it will grow into a mature hair, without being attacked by the immune system.
This idea is not new. In the past, other doctors and charlatans used this concept to lurk us. So we should not give too much enthusiasm to ICX, specially after the recent meltdowns-failures of this company.


#5

» » Intercytex, a public company based in London, may be closest to a
» » marketable product, says Jerry Cooley, MD, a transplant surgeon who has
» » been consulting for the firm since 2001. Nobody directly employed by
» » Intercytex would speak to me for this story. “We do not feel that
» exposure
» » of our research is helpful,” wrote Jeff Teumer, Intercytex’s director
» of
» » research, in a curt e-mail. But Dr. Cooley, who works closely with
» Teumer,
» » tells me that Intercytex scientists have successfully grown large
» batches
» » of cloned proto-hairs similar to those that other researchers have been
» » struggling to keep alive. What’s more, in animal experiments, the
» » Intercytex team has observed cloned hair follicles growing hair again
» after
» » the original hairs were plucked. This suggests that their cloned
» follicles
» » cycle through the entire life span of hair three phases known as anagen
» » (growth), catagen (transitional), and telogen (resting) something no
» other
» » researchers have been able to do.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
» » »
»
» okay, all this is very beautiful, very promising, very exciting…
» but now, please tell me how much money are investors ready to give for
» this project… because investors will ask for hard proof, not promises.
» Looking at ICX stocks’ performance, we see nothing new.

© Copyright 2007 Best Life Magazine on bottom of original news

See link
http://www.bestlifeonline.com/cms/publish/health/The-New-Science-of-Hair-Growth_printer.php


#6

» » Can someone please tell me what is proto hair?
»
» the protohair is a baby hair grown outside the body, in a petri dish, from
» a cell culture. Once it has grown enough, it is implanted in the scalp, and
» suppossedly, it will grow into a mature hair, without being attacked by the
» immune system.
» This idea is not new. In the past, other doctors and charlatans used this
» concept to lurk us. So we should not give too much enthusiasm to ICX,
» specially after the recent meltdowns-failures of this company.

Fascinating, it’s like reading science fiction. If it works, this is just as good as hair multiplication IMO.


#7

The New Science of Hair Growth

By: Michael Behar; Photograph: Dan Forbes; Infographic: [+ISM]
Feb 15, 2009 - 3:25:40 PM >>>>>>> Feb 15, 2009 …IS NOT THIS THE DATE OF THE PUBLICATION? BALDIE-IS-BACK-GO???


#8

» » » Can someone please tell me what is proto hair?
» »
» » the protohair is a baby hair grown outside the body, in a petri dish,
» from
» » a cell culture. Once it has grown enough, it is implanted in the scalp,
» and
» » suppossedly, it will grow into a mature hair, without being attacked by
» the
» » immune system.
» » This idea is not new. In the past, other doctors and charlatans used
» this
» » concept to lurk us. So we should not give too much enthusiasm to ICX,
» » specially after the recent meltdowns-failures of this company.
»
» Fascinating, it’s like reading science fiction. If it works, this is just
» as good as hair multiplication IMO.

unfortunatyely, fascination doesn’t grow hair.


#9

» Intercytex, a public company based in London, may be closest to a
» marketable product, says Jerry Cooley, MD, a transplant surgeon who has
» been consulting for the firm since 2001. Nobody directly employed by
» Intercytex would speak to me for this story. “We do not feel that exposure
» of our research is helpful,” wrote Jeff Teumer, Intercytex’s director of
» research, in a curt e-mail. But Dr. Cooley, who works closely with Teumer,
» tells me that Intercytex scientists have successfully grown large batches
» of cloned proto-hairs similar to those that other researchers have been
» struggling to keep alive. What’s more, in animal experiments, the
» Intercytex team has observed cloned hair follicles growing hair again after
» the original hairs were plucked. This suggests that their cloned follicles
» cycle through the entire life span of hair three phases known as anagen
» (growth), catagen (transitional), and telogen (resting) something no other
» researchers have been able to do.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I am surprised people are not interested in this, this sounds more exciting, they have successfully grown large batches of cloned hair already.


#10

they could work with all HT surgeons in the world, its a winwin relationship

» » Intercytex, a public company based in London, may be closest to a
» » marketable product, says Jerry Cooley, MD, a transplant surgeon who has
» » been consulting for the firm since 2001. Nobody directly employed by
» » Intercytex would speak to me for this story. “We do not feel that
» exposure
» » of our research is helpful,” wrote Jeff Teumer, Intercytex’s director
» of
» » research, in a curt e-mail. But Dr. Cooley, who works closely with
» Teumer,
» » tells me that Intercytex scientists have successfully grown large
» batches
» » of cloned proto-hairs similar to those that other researchers have been
» » struggling to keep alive. What’s more, in animal experiments, the
» » Intercytex team has observed cloned hair follicles growing hair again
» after
» » the original hairs were plucked. This suggests that their cloned
» follicles
» » cycle through the entire life span of hair three phases known as anagen
» » (growth), catagen (transitional), and telogen (resting) something no
» other
» » researchers have been able to do.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
»
» I am surprised people are not interested in this, this sounds more
» exciting, they have successfully grown large batches of cloned hair
» already.


#11

I have said many times that the “protohairs” technology is what they should be focusing on. It removes the main obstacle that many men have with HT. That is donor supply. With protohairs, you have an unlimited donor supply, and even if you somehow pick the wrong doctor first, you still have unlimited hair to find a doctor to fix what they did (hopefully most of us here would not pick a bad doctor).

Their current technology seems to have a lot of problems and doesn’t look like you can create infinite donor supply. In fact, right now, it looks like they will be lucky to compete with finasteride. Which means what they are working on now will not be much help. Unless the poor data they have released so far is hiding much better results, which I think is unlikely.


#12

» I have said many times that the “protohairs” technology is what they should
» be focusing on. It removes the main obstacle that many men have with HT.
» That is donor supply. With protohairs, you have an unlimited donor supply,
» and even if you somehow pick the wrong doctor first, you still have
» unlimited hair to find a doctor to fix what they did (hopefully most of us
» here would not pick a bad doctor).
»
» Their current technology seems to have a lot of problems and doesn’t look
» like you can create infinite donor supply. In fact, right now, it looks
» like they will be lucky to compete with finasteride. Which means what they
» are working on now will not be much help. Unless the poor data they have
» released so far is hiding much better results, which I think is unlikely.

Was that actual human hairs that they cloned and not mice ? This is huge if they are able to clone human hairs outside the body.


#13

My understanding is that they have only created the protohairs in animal models. But I think this is much different than creating a topical (or even TRC) that works on animals, which normally fail in humans. It seems to me the protohairs concept should translate more directly to humans. And since they seem to have done this with an animal model already, I think they should be focusing their energy on the human model. I think this has much more promise than TRC.


#14

» » » Intercytex, a public company based in London, may be closest to a
» » » marketable product, says Jerry Cooley, MD, a transplant surgeon who
» has
» » » been consulting for the firm since 2001. Nobody directly employed by
» » » Intercytex would speak to me for this story. “We do not feel that
» » exposure
» » » of our research is helpful,” wrote Jeff Teumer, Intercytex’s director
» » of
» » » research, in a curt e-mail. But Dr. Cooley, who works closely with
» » Teumer,
» » » tells me that Intercytex scientists have successfully grown large
» » batches
» » » of cloned proto-hairs similar to those that other researchers have
» been
» » » struggling to keep alive. What’s more, in animal experiments, the
» » » Intercytex team has observed cloned hair follicles growing hair again
» » after
» » » the original hairs were plucked. This suggests that their cloned
» » follicles
» » » cycle through the entire life span of hair three phases known as
» anagen
» » » (growth), catagen (transitional), and telogen (resting) something no
» » other
» » » researchers have been able to do.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
» » » »
» »
» » okay, all this is very beautiful, very promising, very exciting…
» » but now, please tell me how much money are investors ready to give for
» » this project… because investors will ask for hard proof, not
» promises.
» » Looking at ICX stocks’ performance, we see nothing new.
»
»
» © Copyright 2007 Best Life Magazine on bottom of original news
»
» See link
» http://www.bestlifeonline.com/cms/publish/health/The-New-Science-of-Hair-Growth_printer.php

it is very impersive article but seems a dream!!!

when it is going to happen???


#15

I still think these hair creation/cloning schemes are the wrong approach.

It might eventually work. But even if it does, that still doesn’t mean it was the best way to invest money/effort to beat the core problem we have.

The bottom line is that our heads are completely covered in follicles already. They’ve all got perfect characteristics, perfect spacing, full density . . . and science hasn’t even figured out how the fix them when MPB makes them start to misfire. Every few years we see another group of researchers thinking they can generate new follicles in some new convoluted way, when they haven’t even learned jack sh*t about controlling existing ones.


#16

» I still think these hair creation/cloning schemes are the wrong approach.
»
»
»
» It might eventually work. But even if it does, that still doesn’t mean it
» was the best way to invest money/effort to beat the core problem we have.
»
»
» The bottom line is that our heads are completely covered in follicles
» already. They’ve all got perfect characteristics, perfect spacing, full
» density . . . and science hasn’t even figured out how the fix them when
» MPB makes them start to misfire. Every few years we see another group of
» researchers thinking they can generate new follicles in some new convoluted
» way, when they haven’t even learned jack sh*t about controlling existing
» ones.

Very often it’s much easier to create something new than fix something broken.


#17

» I still think these hair creation/cloning schemes are the wrong approach.
»
»
»
» It might eventually work. But even if it does, that still doesn’t mean it
» was the best way to invest money/effort to beat the core problem we have.
»
»
» The bottom line is that our heads are completely covered in follicles
» already. They’ve all got perfect characteristics, perfect spacing, full
» density . . . and science hasn’t even figured out how the fix them when
» MPB makes them start to misfire. Every few years we see another group of
» researchers thinking they can generate new follicles in some new convoluted
» way, when they haven’t even learned jack sh*t about controlling existing
» ones.

I agree with you, Regeneration is the way medicine is heading.


#18

Well i guess for now it may be a good temporary solution. while they work on solving the core of the problem, all of us can have the next best thing. however thats if they can get it done.


#19

» Intercytex, a public company based in London, may be closest to a
» marketable product, says Jerry Cooley, MD, a transplant surgeon who has
» been consulting for the firm since 2001. Nobody directly employed by
» Intercytex would speak to me for this story. “We do not feel that exposure
» of our research is helpful,” wrote Jeff Teumer, Intercytex’s director of
» research, in a curt e-mail. But Dr. Jerry Cooley, who works closely with Teumer,
» tells me that Intercytex scientists have successfully grown large batches
» of cloned proto-hairs similar to those that other researchers have been
» struggling to keep alive. What’s more, in animal experiments, the
» Intercytex team has observed cloned hair follicles growing hair again after
» the original hairs were plucked. This suggests that their cloned follicles
» cycle through the entire life span of hair three phases known as anagen
» (growth), catagen (transitional), and telogen (resting) something no other
» researchers have been able to do.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

So why is Cooley so worried about cycling of his cloned plucked hairs ? lol


#20

» » Intercytex, a public company based in London, may be closest to a
» » marketable product, says Jerry Cooley, MD, a transplant surgeon who has
» » been consulting for the firm since 2001. Nobody directly employed by
» » Intercytex would speak to me for this story. “We do not feel that
» exposure
» » of our research is helpful,” wrote Jeff Teumer, Intercytex’s director
» of
» » research, in a curt e-mail. But Dr. Jerry
» Cooley
, who works closely with Teumer,
» » tells me that Intercytex scientists have successfully grown large
» batches
» » of cloned proto-hairs similar to those that other researchers have been
» » struggling to keep alive. What’s more, in animal experiments, the
» » Intercytex team has observed cloned hair follicles growing
» hair again after

» » the original hairs were plucked. This suggests
» that their cloned follicles
» » cycle through the entire life span of hair three phases known as anagen
» » (growth), catagen (transitional), and telogen (resting) something no
» other
» » researchers have been able to do.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
»
» So why is Cooley so worried about cycling of his cloned plucked hairs ?
» lol

this is a completely different procedure? it does not provide some universal law which applies for every cloning technique.