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New Cloning Video & Plans for Research on Humans in Italy


#1

Hey everyone,

So back in January in Perluigi Santi announced a new hair cloning technique. He said his clinic would be opening their doors to the public sometime this year, first on burn victims and then the general public. Well, I’ve been trying to get an update on this. And I found a video from June 2007 on hair cloning, but unfortunately for me it’s in Italian:

Also, here’s an email I found from Santi’s clinic in response to a number of questions about their hair cloning procedure. The email is from February 2007, I believe. I’ve used an online translator to try to figure out what he’s saying. If you want the original questions and response from Dr Santi’s office in Italian then go here:
http://64.233.179.104/translate_c?hl=en&u=http://bellicapelli.forumfree.net/%3Ft%3D13577104%26st%3D270&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://bellicapelli.forumfree.net%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG

Now here’s the crappy English version (but you get the drift of the email):

It now answers the dott.Baldelli to name of the prof.Santi:

The Prof. Knows to you has asked to me for inviarLe this email in
order to answer yesterday to some of the questions introduced from
She. Obviously for having all the answers in definitive way it will
have to wait for the conclusion of the experimentation on patient,
that it would have to happen after the summer, being considered
necessary the bureaucratic times. Naturally we will be lieti of
informarVi not as soon as it will be arrived to a definitive result.

Our search has contemplated the horizontal division of a capillifero
bulb in two emibulbi: to the term of a period of approximately 10 days
of cultivation in vitro, everyone of such emibulbi reconstructed the
follicular part lacking, giving therefore place to the formation, from
a capillifero bulb, of two complete bulbs.

Therefore we have continued the experimentation, observing the
complete bulb taking root such on an animal model.

Between some months, we will have the possibility to carry out a
clinical experimentation, in how much will be completes the adaptation
jobs to you, second the ministerial normative new, of our laboratory
of Tissutale Engineering, therefore as the necessary authorizations
will be obtained.

Such experimentation, that it will necessarily be involved a limited
number of subjects, obviously will be carried out on healthy
volunteers, a.tito it completely free.

The costs correlate you to an eventual quantifiable such clinical
routinaria application of methodical are not at the moment; the
procedure will comprise however one first phase of withdrawal of unit of the follicles, a second phase (of the duration of
approximately 15 days) concerning their duplication and cultivation
(with doubling of the usable follicles), and finally a third phase of
system of bulbs multiplies to you on the patient.

How much over to the aim avoiding any fraintendimento.

Cordial salutes Dott.ssa Ilaria Baldelli Prof. PierLuigi Santi


#2

» Hey everyone,
»
» So back in January in Perluigi Santi announced a new hair cloning
» technique. He said his clinic would be opening their doors to the public
» sometime this year, first on burn victims and then the general public.
» Well, I’ve been trying to get an update on this. And I found a video from
» June 2007 on hair cloning, but unfortunately for me it’s in Italian:
»
» http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=596xrxLpBVw
»
» Also, here’s the email I found from Santi in response to questions about
» their hair cloning procedure (the email is from January/Februray of 2007,
» I believe):
»
» Risponde adesso la dott.Baldelli a nome del prof.Santi:
»
» Il Prof. Santi mi ha chiesto di inviarLe questa e-mail per rispondere ad
» alcune delle domande presentate da Lei ieri. Ovviamente per avere tutte le
» risposte in modo definitivo bisognerà aspettare la conclusione della
» sperimentazione su paziente, che dovrebbe avvenire dopo l’estate,
» considerando i tempi burocratici necessari. Naturalmente saremo lieti di
» informarVi non appena si arriverà ad un risultato definitivo.
»
» La nostra ricerca ha contemplato la divisione orizzontale di un bulbo
» capillifero in due emibulbi: al termine di un periodo di circa 10 giorni
» di
» coltura in vitro, ognuno di tali emibulbi ricostruiva la parte
» follicolare
» mancante, dando così luogo alla formazione, da un bulbo capillifero, di
» due
» bulbi completi.
»
» Abbiamo quindi proseguito la sperimentazione, osservando il completo
» attecchimento di tali bulbi su un modello animale.
»
» Fra alcuni mesi, avremo la possibilità di effettuare una sperimentazione
» clinica, in quanto saranno completati i lavori di adeguamento, secondo le
» nuove normative ministeriali, del nostro laboratorio di Ingegneria
» Tissutale, così come saranno ottenute le autorizzazioni necessarie.
»
» Tale sperimentazione, che coinvolgerà necessariamente un numero limitato
» di
» soggetti, sarà ovviamente effettuata su volontari sani, a titolo
» completamente
» gratuito.
»
» I costi correlati ad un eventuale applicazione routinaria clinica di tale
» metodica non sono al momento quantificabili; la procedura comprenderà
» comunque
» una prima fase di prelievo dei follicoli, una seconda fase (della durata
» di
» circa 15 giorni) concernente la loro duplicazione e coltivazione (con
» raddoppio dei follicoli utilizzabili), ed infine una terza fase di
» impianto dei bulbi moltiplicati sul paziente.
»
» Quanto sopra al fine di evitare qualsivoglia fraintendimento.
»
» Cordiali saluti
» Dott.ssa Ilaria Baldelli
» Prof. PierLuigi Santi

excellent found man… do they have website?


#3

The info in your thread was posted on this forum in 06.I was so friggin excited that I would be free in 07…Then it was revealed that the media misquoted Santi.That was a real blow.


#4

3 things:

  1. Do you remember what the media misreported on, damon? Here’s even a video clip of Santi talking about his finding (in Italian of course): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSmwq2xOoQE

  2. The email is from Santi in January 2007, so despite what happened in 2006 they saem confident enough to begin human tests.

  3. The video in my first post, I believe, is from June 2007. Note that is when it was posted on youtube.com

Again, I don’t speak Italian, so I can’t really say what’s going on. But my VERY speculative guess based on the video and email is that the new hair cloning technique doubles or triples the donor area of a typical HT. I think. Hell, I don’t know.

And honestly I’m not all that excited about this one tiny Italian clinic doing something on hair cloning. Good for them truly, but I’m not betting on them finding a cure anytime soon…

BTW, here’s the forum where I got all the information. Most of if not all of the posts are from 2007:
http://bellicapelli.forumfree.net/?t=13577104&st=390

Best,
BB

» The info in your thread was posted on this forum in 06.I was so friggin
» excited that I would be free in 07…Then it was revealed that the media
» misquoted Santi.That was a real blow.


#5

BTW, here’s an article summarizing Santi’s 2007 findings (although I don’t know how accurate it is):

The Place: the renowned IST Tumor Research Institute in Genova, Italy.

The Event: the birth of a human hair – in vitro.

The Result: Cloned hair. Grown, nurtured and collected. And ready to be transplanted onto the balding head of a willing patient.

Two plastic surgeons who conduct research at the institute – Pierluigi Santi and his colleague Edoardo Rapposio have certified and should be ready to patent their findings of what is now known as Iso-9001 in about four months. For all intents and purposes – cloned hair. But the end result of their discovery isn’t what they had in mind at the outset.

Santi is no stranger in the field of reconstructive and plastic surgery. Heralded in Europe and in the US for his work in scalp reconstruction, this “hair-multiplication” breakthrough is a logical extension of the research Santi does at the Institute.

Commented Santi - who is the Director of Reconstructive Surgery at IST, “…The crucial part lies in the “bulb” or root of the hair follicle. Each root can be divided in two…which in turn can regenerate into a new hair…which in turn can be subdivided again. In this way with one hair can be subdivided into many and a transplant can later occur that doesn’t rely on multiple hairs being taken off the scalp and re-distributed…”

According to an article in the Italian newspaper “La Corriere Della Sera” – from one hair – 15 new ones can be reproduced in about 12 days. The next step is transplanting those hairs one by one, and then allowing those hairs to grow at their normal rate. Santi and Rapposio have taken their research one step farther. The cloned follicles can be used in eye brows or a beard or anywhere on the body where hair is found. That’s good news to more patients than those just looking for a full head of hair. Individuals who have lost hair due to traumatic accidents - burn victims for example – Could benefit from this follicle breakthrough.

Santi figures that with only 10 hairs acquired from one patient, the cloning process will generate enough follicles to make a full head of hair.

Director General of IST – GianFranco Ciappina – looks at the research being performed with more of a managerial interest:

“…I wouldn’t go as far as saying this is a cure for baldness. But it is evident that the discovery of the in-vitro hair duplication has many applications in the field of beauty and aesthetics. However this field isn’t really related to the mission we have here at the Tumor Research Institute. Having said that however, it would be silly to dismiss this discovery. The process of cloning hair and its application in hair transplants offers us an excellent opportunity to sell this resource as a way to finance the work being done at IST…”

Word of this discovery is quickly making the rounds of interested parties. According to the website www.hairlosshelp.com, similar work has been attempted in the field of hair replacement but none as promising as this breakthrough looks to be.

This summary can be found here:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/124383/good_news_for_thinning_pallets_cloning.html


#6

» 3 things:
»
» 1. Do you remember what the media misreported on, damon? Here’s even a
» video clip of Santi talking about his finding (in Italian of course):
» http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSmwq2xOoQE
»
» 2. The email is from Santi in January 2007, so despite what happened in
» 2006 they saem confident enough to begin human tests.
»
» 3. The video in my first post, I believe, is from June 2007. Note that is
» when it was posted on youtube.com
»
» Again, I don’t speak Italian, so I can’t really say what’s going on. But
» my VERY speculative guess based on the video and email is that the new
» hair cloning technique doubles or triples the donor area of a typical HT.
» I think. Hell, I don’t know.
»
» And honestly I’m not all that excited about this one tiny Italian clinic
» doing something on hair cloning. Good for them truly, but I’m not betting
» on them finding a cure anytime soon…
»
» BTW, here’s the forum where I got all the information. Most of if not all
» of the posts are from 2007:
» http://bellicapelli.forumfree.net/?t=13577104&st=390
»
» Best,
» BB

It WAS January 07 not last year.(It seems that long ago)
The misquote was in regards to his procedure being available within a few months.Point being,this “cure” has already been discussed & dismissed on the old forum.


#7

» » 3 things:
» »
» » 1. Do you remember what the media misreported on, damon? Here’s even a
» » video clip of Santi talking about his finding (in Italian of course):
» » http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSmwq2xOoQE
» »
» » 2. The email is from Santi in January 2007, so despite what happened in
» » 2006 they saem confident enough to begin human tests.
» »
» » 3. The video in my first post, I believe, is from June 2007. Note that
» is
» » when it was posted on youtube.com
» »
» » Again, I don’t speak Italian, so I can’t really say what’s going on.
» But
» » my VERY speculative guess based on the video and email is that the new
» » hair cloning technique doubles or triples the donor area of a typical
» HT.
» » I think. Hell, I don’t know.
» »
» » And honestly I’m not all that excited about this one tiny Italian
» clinic
» » doing something on hair cloning. Good for them truly, but I’m not
» betting
» » on them finding a cure anytime soon…
» »
» » BTW, here’s the forum where I got all the information. Most of if not
» all
» » of the posts are from 2007:
» » http://bellicapelli.forumfree.net/?t=13577104&st=390
» »
» » Best,
» » BB
»
»
» It WAS January 07 not last year.(It seems that long ago)
» The misquote was in regards to his procedure being available within a few
» months.Point being,this “cure” has already been discussed & dismissed on
» the old forum.

Mi piace ascoltare questo!!! Molto bene ragazzi !!!