Don't think this has been posted yet: http://www.histogeninc.com/aboutus/news_events.htm#59 HSC featured in Allure Magazine: The Science Issue (november edition) A Hair-Loss Solution Gail K. Naughton is a leading researcher in the field of tissue engineering and the chief scientific officer of Histogen, a regenerative-medicine company in San Diego. "For the last eight years, we’ve been testing and perfecting an injectable treatment for growing hair and have been seeing exciting results – new hair growth in as little as 12 weeks, with improvement still evident after one year. The treatment, called HSC, works by targeting stem cells in the hair follicles with a mix of naturally secreted growth factors. One factor, follistatin, allows dormant stem cells to shift into a new hair-growth cycle. Another, keratinocyte growth factor, causes cells to proliferate and grow, converting a baby hair into a mature hair or creating brand-new hair. My big aha moment, believe or not, came when I showed before-and-after photos from our first clinical study to my neighbor’s five-year-old daughter – she pointed to each after picture and said, 'More hair! More hair!' I mean, truly striking results. The U.S. trials are planned to commence in 2018; we expect it to gain approval in Mexico first, perhaps in 2020, and then in the U.S. sometime after that.