On the bald truth forums, there is a great campaign to crowdfund forum member Desmond to attend WCHR 2014 and report his findings to us and interview many of the renowned hair loss researchers out there. This is a great initiative, and something that will be truly groundbreaking if it works out as planned. I am not sure how much needs to be raised, but at the time of writing this post, I am guessing that $1,000 has already been raised and it is quite likely that Desmond’s trip to South Korea will become a reality. Desmond is very well versed in hair loss and biology related concepts in general based on his past always intelligent posts.
Here is the thread to donate:
BTT thread to fund Desmond’s Trip to WCHR 2014
In the unlikely event that they raise too much, I hope Desmond donates the leftovers to any fund in South Korea that is going to help the recent ferry disaster victims.
Japan’s Shiseido will open a new hair regeneration related facility in Japan on May 1, 2014 in the the Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster.
More details from the company’s press release:
Shiseido Press Release
Shiseido is now using Canada based Replicel’s RCH-01 technology:
Replicel and Shiseido complete collaboration and technology transfer
The Japanese government has in the past year made major announcements regarding its support and encouragement of stem cell related research via favorable laws and funding. It will therefore not be surprising if the first hair cloning or hair multiplication type cure comes from there.
It would be fitting if just like with Japanese car companies and electronics companies significantly improving upon western inventions in those fields, a Japanese hair regeneration company significantly improved upon a Western (Replicel) hair regeneration technology.