Someone from Histogen e-mailed me yesterday after reading the reader comments to my last post. I will not post this person’s name, exact job title or e-mail address here since some of this blog’s readers are nutjobs who will probably stalk the said person! The e-mail contents, however, are important and pasted below:
Thank you for mentioning Histogen and HSC on your hair loss blog. We appreciate your consideration of our product. I visited your blog today and noticed that there was some confusion about the trial photos included in Dr. Gail Naughton’s Stem Cell Summit presentation. I was hoping to clear this up with you and that you could disseminate the information to your readers.
3 clinical studies of HSC have been completed: a Pilot study, Phase I/II study, and a Physician Sponsored study with Dr. Ziering. As some of your readers pointed out, the photos from the Pilot study are from 2009. However, the photos from Phase I/II and Dr. Ziering’s study are more recent. In fact some of the photos from Dr. Ziering’s study were introduced for the first time at the 2016 Stem Cell Summit in Boston. Histogen continues to be focused on developing this revolutionary new treatment and looks forward to beginning the next stages of clinical trials.
It would be great if readers who post comments to this blog post maintain some civility in case this Histogen employee who e-mailed me comes back to read the comments. Pertinent questions might get answered if we are lucky.