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What do you think about this? HM in India?


#1

Anybody else seen this? I saw it posted over on HLH earlier on.
Some guys in India are working on HM as well, seems different from ICX or Aderans as it uses “Cup” cells and not DP cells?
They seem to think they will have something available in a few years.
What are your thoughts?

"Homeopathy

Dr Batra’s Clinic to Promote Hair Cloning in India

Thy claim that the success rate of cloning would double that of the standard treatments available nowadays

Dr Batra’s Clinic, India’s largest chain of homeopathy clinics in India, is in process of working with Prof Dr Rolf Hoffmann, eminent dermatologist and the President of the European Hair Research Society (EHRS).

“The process of hair cloning will bring an answer for hair growth to millions if balding people across the world, particularly women, who have no effective answer to their balding as on date,” said Dr Hoffman, known worldwide for inventing the Trichoscan—the world’s first ever tool to monitor hair density and measure treatment efficacy. He said that close to 40 per cent of women in their 40’s and 50 per cent of women in their 50’s experience hair loss.

The procedure of cloning is unique since it’s the only one to use the cup cells of the hair to clone and grow new hair. A very small area of hair is taken from the patients scalp. The cells are taken from the cup of these hair follicles, multiplied in a laboratory for three months and then injected onto the balding areas of the patient’s scalp.

Prof Dr Hoffmann added that this procedure has so far no potential side effects and that it can re-grow large amounts of hair in a period of two years for people with diffuse hair loss. He estimates the success rate of cloning to double that of the standard treatments available nowadays.

The process of hair cloning is estimated to become a reality for patients in a few years.

Prof Dr Hoffmann indicated his interest in bringing the process to India. He said “The good reputation, number of clinics and the large patient base held by Dr Batra’s Clinic makes it a potential partner to bring cloning into India.”

Dr Mukesh Batra, Chairman and MD Dr Batra’s Clinic, said, “Bringing cloning to India would be an ideal extension of our brand and would be a very good answer for all hair patients in India.”

Prof Dr Hoffmann said that the estimated hair care market worldwide is pegged at 150 billion USD. The hair transplant business is estimated to at 1.2 billion USD with an estimated 7,00,000 patients per year visiting a hair transplant surgeon. Prof Dr Hoffmann emphasised the dream of growing multiple hairs from a few donor hair follicles or hair follicle cloning.

EH News Bureau"

http://www.expresshealthcaremgmt.com/200803/market22.shtml


#2

“Dr Batra’s Clinic, India’s largest chain of homeopathy clinics in India, is in process of working with Prof Dr Rolf Hoffmann, eminent dermatologist and the President of the European Hair Research Society (EHRS).”

I found three other articles saying this was true…

We apparently have a new researcher in the cloning “race”. This isn’t a joke, Holfmann–the current president of the EHRS, http://www.ehrs.org/organization/history.htm
really is going to do this.

http://www.pharmabiz.com/article/detnews.asp?articleid=42881

"Batra’s plans tie-up for hair cloning

Our Bureau

"Bangalore, Feb. 5 Homeopathy therapist chain Dr Batra’s Clinic has said it plans to introduce hair cloning in a tie-up with German dermatologist, Dr Rolf Hoffmann.

Dr Mukesh Batra, Chairman and MD, Dr Batra’s Clinic, said, “Bringing cloning to India would be an ideal extension of our brand and would be a very good answer for all hair patients in India.”

Dr Hoffmann, credited with inventing the Trichoscan hair density meter and culturing hair in mice, said his process of hair cloning can become a reality for millions in a few years.

Batra’s is a potential partner with its large chain of homeopathy clinics and a large base of hair patients, he said.

All 275 doctors at Dr Batra’s clinics are being trained.

Affordable hair scanners were being launched. A scan now costs around Rs 2 lakh.

Dr Hoffmann, who is President of the European Hair Research Society, said the hair care market worldwide was estimated at $ 150 billion (around Rs 6,00,000 crore).

The hair transplant business is valued at $1.2 billion (Rs 4,200 crore) and an estimated 7,00,000 patients visit a transplant surgeon each year, according to him."


#3

No FDA approval?


#4

» No FDA approval?

Not in India, but Im pretty sure there would be a regulatory agency for the Indian government who would have some form of legal oversight there. I dont know if previous finding of HM being safe would expediate any process they might have there.

This really is intriguing news as Hoffman’s name can be seen on some hair research with Dr. Rolf Paus, and other studies at the University of Marburg. The European Hair Research Society (EHRS) would not let this man be its president unless his credentials in research and hair biology were not quite impressive. Maybe he thinks he can make cloning work…

If you think about it…it doesn’t have to work “great”. If it merely works so-so, but can thicken up existing hair and especially thicken up the donor area with MORE hair, perhaps the new hair “made” in the donor area can be transplanted via FUE to the front. It would be a de facto solution if not as elegant as having it work wonders in the front of its own accord.

Another research entitiy working towards it cannot hurt.

I was especially pleased to read “the clinics 275 doctors” would be trained in it. They may not have any success at all, but its good to see they are gonna give it a try. Thats alot of doctors to be looking into something, maybe somebody will have a breakthrough idea.


#5

any estimated date?


#6

» any estimated date?

zero…they have only now announced a plan to actually start working together on this. Its better than nothing though…


#7

» Anybody else seen this? I saw it posted over on HLH earlier
» on.
» Some guys in India are working on HM as well, seems different from ICX or
» Aderans as it uses “Cup” cells and not DP cells?
» They seem to think they will have something available in a few years.
» What are your thoughts?

»
» “Homeopathy
»
» Dr Batra’s Clinic to Promote Hair Cloning in India
»
» Thy claim that the success rate of cloning would double that of the
» standard treatments available nowadays
»
» Dr Batra’s Clinic, India’s largest chain of homeopathy clinics in India,
» is in process of working with Prof Dr Rolf Hoffmann, eminent dermatologist
» and the President of the European Hair Research Society (EHRS).
»
» “The process of hair cloning will bring an answer for hair growth to
» millions if balding people across the world, particularly women, who have
» no effective answer to their balding as on date,” said Dr Hoffman, known
» worldwide for inventing the Trichoscan—the world’s first ever tool to
» monitor hair density and measure treatment efficacy. He said that close to
» 40 per cent of women in their 40’s and 50 per cent of women in their 50’s
» experience hair loss.»
» The procedure of cloning is unique since it’s the only one to use the cup
» cells of the hair to clone and grow new hair. A very small area of hair is
» taken from the patients scalp. The cells are taken from the cup of these
» hair follicles, multiplied in a laboratory for three months and then
» injected onto the balding areas of the patient’s scalp.
»
» Prof Dr Hoffmann added that this procedure has so far no potential side
» effects and that it can re-grow large amounts of hair in a period of two
» years for people with diffuse hair loss. He estimates the success rate of
» cloning to double that of the standard treatments available nowadays.
»
» The process of hair cloning is estimated to become a reality for patients
» in a few years.
»
» Prof Dr Hoffmann indicated his interest in bringing the process to India.
» He said “The good reputation, number of clinics and the large patient base
» held by Dr Batra’s Clinic makes it a potential partner to bring cloning
» into India.”
»
» Dr Mukesh Batra, Chairman and MD Dr Batra’s Clinic, said, “Bringing
» cloning to India would be an ideal extension of our brand and would be a
» very good answer for all hair patients in India.”
»
» Prof Dr Hoffmann said that the estimated hair care market worldwide is
» pegged at 150 billion USD. The hair transplant business is estimated to at
» 1.2 billion USD with an estimated 7,00,000 patients per year visiting a
» hair transplant surgeon. Prof Dr Hoffmann emphasised the dream of growing
» multiple hairs from a few donor hair follicles or hair follicle cloning.
»
» EH News Bureau”
»
»
» http://www.expresshealthcaremgmt.com/200803/market22.shtml

Why women and no mention of men


#8

Procedure will be available "within 5 years"
Alec