Hi guys, for the first time i write on this forum, but is some years that i read your posts… I wanna put your attenctions on something that seems to be very interesting about the new icx patent, i’m speaking about the in-vitro creation of new hairs, that can be after transplanted in a human scalp… in few words, this means the end of the problem of the limit of the donor hair, so if this patent go well, we can have illimitated transplants that can resolve defintitely the hairloss drama…
I wanna post here the most iteresting parts of the protocol about the research, read well:
A proto-hair is capable of further development. It can develop into a mature hair follicle in a suitable in vitro culture. It can also develop into a mature hair follicle if implanted into a recipient : this means that an in vitro produced proto-hair can subsequently produce a mature hair follicle in vivo.
This invention addresses one of the problems of current hair transplantation techniques that there is a limit to the available donor hair. The total number of human scalp hairs is fixed after birth. Similarly the donor hair source for an Alopecia patient is restricted. As hair transplantation does not create any new hair, it simply transfer hairs from one location to another, there is a need for a method of producing further hairs
Surprisingly, we have found that a partially formed follicle structure (proto-hair) generated in vitro will also develop into a mature hair when transplanted. (so, for the first time, an in vitro hair, “artificial”, can grow on a human scalp… illimitated hairs can grows… not bad!
This invention dramatically decreases the quantity of donor hair tissue required. It has the potential to provide an infinite number of hair follicles or proto-hairs from the cells originally isolated from a few hair follicles, since the cells can be infinitively expanded in vitro.
So… i think that is a wonderful news. Is not on the same level of the ICX TRC, i think that is a more rude technique but… is the same a revolution for the problem of the hairloss! No limit of donor means no limit of hairs… understand?! If they make a commercial use of this work, we have a great definitive solution for the hairloss problem!
an important particular i think… this study was registred on the EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE the same day of the conference in las vegas with ICX and hair transplant doctors…
What u think hairsite members??