dermal injector, this is what replicel stands for not more...
they are not capable of getting those treatments through trials and lack a big portion of money. without those the plastic crap is nothing, even with them it's nothing. talking about news in 12-24 months, plus trials and so on it would take years to get something to the market, but doubt that it's even possible. Shiseido seems like giving up the treatment and using it's own research and that's all that Replicel had...well it is for the 3 of their treatments, so makes sense to have focus on it.
they are not capable of getting those treatments through trials and lack a big portion of money. without those the plastic crap is nothing, even with them it's nothing. talking about news in 12-24 months, plus trials and so on it would take years to get something to the market, but doubt that it's even possible. Shiseido seems like giving up the treatment and using it's own research and that's all that Replicel had...
This company is so fucked lol. Shareholders are bugging out. Complete bust.
I'm not sure the company is a total bust yet. I do believe their hair loss treatment is a bust (because they did not solve the inductivity problem) but I think that their dermal injector might be a breakthrough for people injecting topical treatments. It might make it easier for doctors to apply injected hair loss treatments in their offices. We shall see.
For those not familiar with Aderans in early 2000s, they also launched their own dermal injector and made a big deal about it.
At the end of the day, when Phase 2 trials ended, they shelved the injector and it was the end of that. I wouldn't put too much weight on Replicel's injector news as some sign that we are close to market release.
Shiseido holds all the cards now.
what cards is it exactly that Shiseido holds? They only have "cards" for asian market, that have the conditional market release.
Replicel still have rest of the world for their products (they did license of to chinese market for another company) and they still have their own trails to do with the RCH-01.
So i still have some hope for Replicel, since they still keep to their own strategy and haven't changed to much (if anything) about it.
I'm sorry if I came across as bashing Replicel. I think DSC cells definitely would be beneficial. Our current understanding is that DSC cells are the seeds for DP cells. I think with enough regular injections over a course of 2-3 years you may be able to make DP cells immune to DHT.
What Replicel lacks is funding. Hence the reason why they haven't been able to put RCH01 through any additional trials since 2012.
Pharmaceutical companies in the west are also taking a risk averse approach and don't want to go near a cell-based androgenetic alopecia treatment.
That's why I think the future of RCH01 is in the hands of Shiseido. If they shelve it, no one in the west will touch it.
Well atleast we know now RCH is not dead:Shiseido has quietly launched its second multi-center clinical study of RepliCel's RCH-01 for the treatment of hair loss in Japan. As promised, this study will test the efficacy of a series of injections
Indeed, hope this also stops the rumor that RCH was a complete failure in the eyes of Shiseido and that they don't want to commercialize it like some here said some time ago @pegasus2these are very positive news. I never expected that they would start the efficacy trial anytime. They will have a plan how to archieve a product for commercialization. Out of the animal studies we know that lower cell concentration are the best for more hair growth.
if they lower the dosage and scale up the amount of injections they will possibly archieve much better results.
If the results out of the first trial werent encouraging for shiseido they wouldnt start this trial. So i am cautiously optimistic