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Hair Loss News Updates from Companies

A number of hair loss company news updates came in all at once this week. Thanks to the readers who posted several of the below links.

Stemson Targets UK

Hair Loss News Updates.
Hair loss news updates from companies.

In September, I updated my last post on Stemson Therapeutics after they garnered new investment of $7.5 million from UK-based Fortunis Capital.

Yesterday, Stemson announced that they were looking into expanding research and development activities in the UK. According to Stemson CEO Geoff Hamilton:

“The announcement of the $7.5million seed funding last month has triggered significant interest from UK government agencies as well as generated thousands of inquiries from people who wish to take part in the first tests.”

Histogen on Track

Considering Histogen’s past ups and downs, I cannot say that they are “on track” while keeping a straight face. In any case, this second time around, they do seem to have a better leadership team.

Yesterday, Histogen announced that in October they completed their hair loss product HST-001 dosing for week 12. This is the last of three dosing timepoints in the product’s Phase 1b/2a clinical trials. They remain on track to announce top-line results in the fourth quarter of 2020. More here.

Replicel Sorcery

Replicel (Canada) always seems to manage to get just enough funding to stay alive every year. Yesterday, they garnered CAD $2.7 million from MainPointe Pharmaceuticals (US). The two companies also entered into a strategic partnership. Subsequently, Replicel’s always volatile stock price went up by 50 percent in one day. And another 12 percent so far today.

More relevant is this Tweet from the company earlier today regarding their aim to resolve partnership issues with Shiseido. As far as I know, Replicel has not released any products since it was incepted in 2010. However, their dermal injector device is close to release per the pipeline.

Birth of a Nation and Hair Transplant Boom

I live in the greater Seattle region. We just gave birth to the world’s newest country (no. 196) called CHAZ. Now renamed to CHOP. This area is home to Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft, Starbucks, Zillow, Costco, Nordstrom, T-Mobile, Expedia, Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, the world’s two richest men, Bruce Lee’s grave and much more. Yet CHAZ is surely Seattle’s proudest moment ever?

Earlier this month, the National Guard arrived in Seattle due to looting and ransacking of the most popular nearby high-end mall. Not to mention total chaos in the downtown core itself. The high-end mall looting occurred at exactly the same time as the local police inspector was prostrating to a crowd just several hundred meters away. A successful decoy tactic by some of the protesters + looters acting in cahoots?

The controversial mall owner is not causing anyone to shed tears. However, I do feel sympathy for numerous smaller retail shop owners in my region and throughout the US. Instead of a hair loss cure, 2020 has brought us armageddon.

Mac Jack's Beer to Keep Calm
Mac & Jack’s Beer to get through 2020.

Our Seattle Mayor calls this whole tragic situation the summer of love. Our Governor pretends to be totally oblivious about the new breakaway country of CHAZ. Our third most powerful politician aims to make this new country permanently independent from the police. She is also leading the way in massively raising taxes on Amazon. The most popular video about my city on Youtube is called “Seattle is Dying“.

I nevertheless always remain calm, cool and collected by drinking locally made Mac and Jack’s African Amber Ale. Until recently, it was only available in draft at bars. It seems like they now sell this beer in cans at stores too.

As Long as you have Hair, Death is Okay

The wise Elton John once stated that even when he thought he was being burglarized and potentially murdered, his only concern was his hair. He wanted to make sure that his dead body was shown in newspapers the next day with a full head of hair. You never want looters to kill you when your baldness is visible and not hidden. This advice is better than buying guns, which I still refuse to do.

By his own admission, Elton John’s most valuable possession is his great hairpiece. His past bad hair transplants did not work out well at all, but the hairpiece is fabulous.

Hair Transplants Booming

It should be noted that hair transplants have improved drastically in the decades since Mr. John had his mishaps. Hair transplant news related articles have been especially frequent these past few weeks.

As always, British newspapers cover hair restoration related topics far more thoroughly than US media. Many of the US readers will not recognize some of the celebrities mentioned below. In chronological order:

Cheyenne Jackson Strip Hair Transplant Scar
Cheyenne Jackson’s Strip Hair Transplant Scar.
  • Australian cricket legend Shane Warne believes that he is the leading force in ending the stigma around hair transplants. I did not realize that Mr. Warne suffered so much in front of the cameras as a professional athlete and celebrity. He is an ambassador for Advanced Hair Studio.
  • Also from the UK, 25-year old Stuart Scott got a hair transplant after suffering from hair loss since his teens. The final straw was when a women on Plenty of Fish rejected him due to his baldness. Now he gets far more interest from women due to his increased scalp coverage. His hair transplant cost was “more than £2000”.
  • Hollyoaks star Stephanie Davis is pleased with her British Hair Clinic hair transplant results. She used to be bullied due to her her high hairline.
  • 31-year old boxer Tyson Fury does not care about his hair loss. He has refused numerous free hair transplant offers from leading clinics. Well down Mr. Fury.