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?
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"