WHEN WILL HAIR CLONING BE AVAILABLE
This is the question that we are asked most frequently and it is very difficult to answer. To try to answer it, we have broken down what we need to do below and we will provide a more detailed explanation of this process as we develop the website.
Firstly, HairClone will need to research the optimum ways to multiply follicle cells in culture while still maintaining their activity and also the best way to return these cells to the scalp. The speed at which we can do this scientific parts of the research will depend on the amount of financial support that we receive through our various initiatives (see funding section). The clinical aspects will depend on getting permissions from the various UK regulatory agencies and we are hoping that we can begin clinical experience on a small scale in the UK, in the second half of 2017. At the same time, we can begin to cryopreserve and bank patients’ follicles. The revenue from this will be used to further support the research and clinical development and the patients who have banked follicles will have priority in regards to having treatments made available when we are ready to do so.
We hope that we can begin clinical trials proper within 3-5 years. It will take time to complete these trials and then apply for and obtain marketing licences from the regulatory bodies before this becomes a routine clinical treatment around the world. The management of HairClone, when in previous positions, have carried out over 19 different clinical trials around the world and have developed a variety of cell therapies that have treated around a million people so we have a huge amount of experience in this area. We will do our utmost with the financial resources that we have to develop this therapy as quickly and efficiently as possible, but we will carry out each step ethically, with patient safety our top priority. Please keep checking the website and follow us on Facebook (#HairClone) and Twitter (@HairClone) to keep updated on our progress.