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:
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