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#1

This is an article from earlier this year

According to an article in the Italian newspaper “La Corriere Della Sera”, two Italian plastic surgeons have created a process to create several hair follicles from one single hair follicle.

The surgeons, Prof. Pierluigi Santi and his colleague Prof. Edoardo Rapposio, claim that in about 12 days they can create ten to fifteen new growing hairs from one single hair follicle.

This technique has been attempted before where surgeons have taken a hair follicle and sliced it into two halves and both halves of the follicles have been able to successfully grow a new hair. However there have been problems with consistency with this type of procedure and it’s never been successfully marketed before.

In the latest attempt at this primitive form of hair cloning, the parts of the dissected hair follicle are soaked in a cell culture medium before being re-implanted into the scalp. It will be interesting to see what type of success this method yields. While it’s not hair cloning in its truest sense, if successful it could create hope for men who have very little hair for a conventional hair transplant.

The doctors plan on getting their procedure ISO certified and will be opening a clinic dedicated to performing this procedure in early 2008. Initially the treatment will be offered to burn victims like firefighters and later on it will be open to everyone else.


#2

» This is an article from earlier this year
»
» According to an article in the Italian newspaper “La Corriere Della Sera”,
» two Italian plastic surgeons have created a process to create several hair
» follicles from one single hair follicle.
»
» The surgeons, Prof. Pierluigi Santi and his colleague Prof. Edoardo
» Rapposio, claim that in about 12 days they can create ten to fifteen new
» growing hairs from one single hair follicle.
»
» This technique has been attempted before where surgeons have taken a hair
» follicle and sliced it into two halves and both halves of the follicles
» have been able to successfully grow a new hair. However there have been
» problems with consistency with this type of procedure and it’s never been
» successfully marketed before.
»
» In the latest attempt at this primitive form of hair cloning, the parts of
» the dissected hair follicle are soaked in a cell culture medium before
» being re-implanted into the scalp. It will be interesting to see what type
» of success this method yields. While it’s not hair cloning in its truest
» sense, if successful it could create hope for men who have very little hair
» for a conventional hair transplant.
»
» The doctors plan on getting their procedure ISO certified and will be
» opening a clinic dedicated to performing this procedure in early 2008.
» Initially the treatment will be offered to burn victims like firefighters
» and later on it will be open to everyone else.

Is there a Link?
:expressionless:


#3

Here are his e-mail addresses (that another member sent to me to contact him about Acell)

plsanti@unige.it or plsanti@yahoo.com

Take Care,
Bill


#4

» This is an article from earlier this year
»
» According to an article in the Italian newspaper “La Corriere Della Sera”,
» two Italian plastic surgeons have created a process to create several hair
» follicles from one single hair follicle.
»
» The surgeons, Prof. Pierluigi Santi and his colleague Prof. Edoardo
» Rapposio, claim that in about 12 days they can create ten to fifteen new
» growing hairs from one single hair follicle.
»
» This technique has been attempted before where surgeons have taken a hair
» follicle and sliced it into two halves and both halves of the follicles
» have been able to successfully grow a new hair. However there have been
» problems with consistency with this type of procedure and it’s never been
» successfully marketed before.
»
» In the latest attempt at this primitive form of hair cloning, the parts of
» the dissected hair follicle are soaked in a cell culture medium before
» being re-implanted into the scalp. It will be interesting to see what type
» of success this method yields. While it’s not hair cloning in its truest
» sense, if successful it could create hope for men who have very little hair
» for a conventional hair transplant.
»
» The doctors plan on getting their procedure ISO certified and will be
» opening a clinic dedicated to performing this procedure in early 2008.
» Initially the treatment will be offered to burn victims like firefighters
» and later on it will be open to everyone else.

I’m from Italy ,i have also some contacts with University of Genova where Santi works.

I’m sorry to advise you there are no any kind of news…

Nobody should wait for serious pratical development from italy research
in short time… with some little exceptions the most of italian news about hair loss are (sadly) unhelpful.


#5

» » This is an article from earlier this year
» »
» » According to an article in the Italian newspaper “La Corriere Della
» Sera”,
» » two Italian plastic surgeons have created a process to create several
» hair
» » follicles from one single hair follicle.
» »
» » The surgeons, Prof. Pierluigi Santi and his colleague Prof. Edoardo
» » Rapposio, claim that in about 12 days they can create ten to fifteen
» new
» » growing hairs from one single hair follicle.
» »
» » This technique has been attempted before where surgeons have taken a
» hair
» » follicle and sliced it into two halves and both halves of the follicles
» » have been able to successfully grow a new hair. However there have
» been
» » problems with consistency with this type of procedure and it’s never
» been
» » successfully marketed before.
» »
» » In the latest attempt at this primitive form of hair cloning, the parts
» of
» » the dissected hair follicle are soaked in a cell culture medium before
» » being re-implanted into the scalp. It will be interesting to see what
» type
» » of success this method yields. While it’s not hair cloning in its
» truest
» » sense, if successful it could create hope for men who have very little
» hair
» » for a conventional hair transplant.
» »
» » The doctors plan on getting their procedure ISO certified and will be
» » opening a clinic dedicated to performing this procedure in early 2008.
»
» » Initially the treatment will be offered to burn victims like
» firefighters
» » and later on it will be open to everyone else.
»
»
» I’m from Italy ,i have also some contacts with University of Genova where
» Santi works.
»
» I’m sorry to advise you there are no any kind of news…
»
» Nobody should wait for serious pratical development from italy research
» in short time… with some little exceptions the most of italian news
» about hair loss are (sadly) unhelpful.

yes i’m from italy too… nobody here know something, so don’t expect nothing from him


#6

this news left 1 year behind, and after this never more nothing heard on dr. pierluiggi or its clonagem. they had said on starting to work at the beginning in 2008 clinics, and after this, never more the news heard, unites….it heard yes, that its multiplication technique was not still ready for human beings.


#7

» this news left 1 year behind, and after this never more nothing heard on
» dr. pierluiggi or its clonagem. they had said on starting to work at the
» beginning in 2008 clinics, and after this, never more the news heard,
» unites….it heard yes, that its multiplication technique was not still ready
» for human beings.

I’ve the following suspicion about this whole story : They can do it and can do it for human beings (the newspaper that published the story, at first, is a serious one, and I’d tend to believe it). However, what they can do is, probably, not scalable, in other words : the process is manual, complex and long, that way it’s almost unrealistic to think about “multiplying” a set 1000 HF unit in order to obtain a yield of 10.000 HF…How much can such a process last ? 1 month ??? Therefore this process cant be commercialized under the current status of this Technology. What’s even worst, is that those doctors can be reluctant to share their knowledge about their discovery because they do not want someone else to take the possible $$ that can generated out of the process, thus, hindering the advance of this field of science.


#8

http://www.regrowth.com/hairloss-forums//viewthread.cfm?f=6&t=15727 http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/124383/good_news_for_thinning_pallets_cloning.html http://www.baldnessbattlers.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=166