» » If all bald men around the world could chip in a buck each, we’d have
» » than enough money to buy out intercytex hundreds of times over, and
» » some competent scientist to work 24/7 and make this thing a reality.
» » we could offer the treatment/cure at cost only, and not try to make a
» » profit. People shouldn’t be making a profit off of others misery. Most
» » don’t understand that hairloss goes way beyond a cosmetic issue. It puts
» » freeze on peoples lives, totally destroys their personality, destroys
» » social interactions, and shakes their relationship with God. I still
» » God why, but I realize that if their wasn’t bullsh*t like this in the
» » then we wouldn’t have the opportunity to help each other out–and I
» » that the cure to hairloss should be all about that, giving people back
» » another chance at life.
» » I know, it’ll never happen…
» Unfortunately, you’re correct. I brought this up (working together as a
» group to raise money) on several ocassions, and was ridiculed for the idea.
» Many people (back then) said that ICX was close to bringing a product to
» market so there was no need (to raise money as a group). Now it’s years
» later, and it feels like it further off now than it felt then.
I don’t even think Rogaine (or Propecia for that matter) is all that big of a money maker, not even including the fact that you can buy generic Rogaine for a lot cheaper.
Honestly I’d say maybe 10% of balding men (at best) use these products regularly. An actual treatment like hair multiplication or what Histogen is doing that could theoretically yield a real “hair restoration” or close to it would be far more lucrative.
Histogen’s set up actually would yield the best commercial model most likely because the hairs are still DHT susceptible (Follica may be the same deal) … so they could set up a system where you have to come in for a top up every 3-5 years.
Pfezier may be looking to buy ICX because they see the writing on the wall for products like Rogaine. Because if they want to shutter this whole thing they’d be buying Aderans and Follica and Histogen, not ICX. Their interest could also be completely independent of anything hair related as well, as you’re talking about a huge company with many vested interests.