Im pretty sure you have followed this for a while too. I remember Washenik (or really Aderans) taking out a patent for bio-degradable tissue scaffolds assuring the public that it was to ensure proper direction. I wonder if there is any link between the scaffolds and the skin growing back over the inserted cells and any problems they forsee or worry about with this?
In some ways, Ive wondered if Aderans has (I know they have recruited for phase one tests) shot any man up and seen what happened. Thats what phase one’s do, see about safety. It would seem to me that men with the classic vertex bald spots would be the best one’s to test this on, but if you think about it, it could be tried in a one cm patch of skin anywhere on the dermis to see if the hair grew-------------and could be FUE’d right back out if any complications arose.
Obviously this must be uber complicated science.
BTW—I just finished reading a study that took place a few years back that culled vellus hairs from MPB men and put them on immuno-deficient mice, male and female…the vellus hairs actually outgrew donor-area hairs on the mice. There were pics and everything. We dont know the androgen levels in those mice, but that is interesting that enough stem cell material must be hanging around to generate that. The authors speculate some neuropeptide, cytokine, type of hormone, or whatever, must hang around in human skin and not allow for regeneration or for correct signalling even after one gets on finasteride.