HM is a very complicated biological process and procedure. They are still trying to iron out any bugs and even determine how well it will work. Biological problems like these are much more complicated than something like a mechanical system.
Mechanical systems are well understood. I saw a video on cnn today about a hybrid car getting 150 mpg. In fact, they were driving it. A company used existing parts off-the-shelf to modify an existing car (a Saturn) to basically make it a plug-in hybrid that gets 150 mpg. At the end of the piece, the guy said, if everything goes as planned, you may be able to get it in 3 years. And this is a mechanical device that is already working!
It just seems to me that it is unrealistic that a complicated biological problem is going to be solved and be here any time soon, when they don’t even have it working yet (I haven’t seen Intercytex produce anything, even in writing, that is equivalent to the drivable 150 mpg hybrid. i.e. a working product). It just seems there are too many hurdles (seen and unseen) that must be overcome before it will see the light of day. I hope I’m wrong of course. Perhaps Intercytex will release some news in a few months that will blow me away. I doubt it, but I hope so.
I’m not trying to rain on anybody’s parade, so don’t flame me if you disagree. I know a lot of people are optimistic about this technology. I used to be, but not any more. This is just my opinion. Again, I hope I’m wrong.