ON HAIR CELL THERAPY STUDIES - Dec 12, 2001
to a spokesperson from Dr Unger's office, he is currently
involved in conducting phase II human trials with a small
group of patients and is experiencing positive results. Only
current patients of Dr Unger who reside in Toronto, Canada
are eligible to participate in the trials, and there will
be an update on the whole project in January 2002.
ON HAIR CELL THERAPY STUDIES - July 06, 2001
have had numerous calls and emails about the current status
of our studies on Hair Cell Therapy that laymen refer to as
"cloning". As of May 24, 2001, the forearms of 10
patients had been injected with their own cultured hair root
cells and had no negative side effects. No hair grew at the
sites of injection, but the purpose was not to grow hair there
but rather to provide an easily seen site for the patient
to observe for possible negative side effects.
the mice we studied, the hair that grew was in fact derived
from miniaturized hair similar to the miniaturized hair seen
on the scalp of patients with male pattern baldness (MPB).
These hairs incorporated components of the cells that were
injected and reversed their miniaturization growing into normal
mouse hair that persisted for virtually the entire life of
the mouse. Because there were no miniaturized hairs where
we injected the forearms, "reversal of miniaturization"
was not expected in the 10 patients. We believe that positive
results from our technique will occur only in areas where
such miniaturized hair exists and hence the results we are
hoping for in the scalp. These same 10 patients are now about
to begin injection of their cells into their scalp. They will
be treated over a period of several months and results in
each will only be assessed after several months. Therefore,
nothing should be reportable before at least six months from
now - unless we're very lucky.
another matter entirely, at present there is no
opportunity for individuals or companies to invest in this
project. I am constantly being asked if this is possible but
the sponsor of our studies has adequate financial resources
and has thus far not been interested in having others take
part. Please do not contact this office in that regard.