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Biostem Seeks to Expand Its Stem Cell Hair Loss Products Worldwide

Biostem Seeks to Expand Its Stem Cell Hair Loss Products Worldwide

Biostem U.S., which describes itself as a “technology licensing company” with hair regrowth treatment using using human stem cells, is seeking to expand its operations worldwide. The company, a NEvada corporation based in Clearwater, FLorida, recently announced the change of its stock symbol to HAIR. The company offers hair growth treatments that feature a combination of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections, the user of low level lasers, nutritional supplements and other hair products to stimulate new hair growth. The company is hoping to license its technology to private clinics around the world. Its first clinic outside of the Clearwater area is in Ohio.

Biostem was founded by two hair restoration doctors, Dr. John Satino and board-certified Medical Director Dr. Michael Markou, who work out of the Hair and Scalp Clinics in Clearwater, Florida.

It appears that the technique used by Dr. Satino and Dr. Markou is a variation on a technique used by some other hair restoration doctors around the world, which is to gently “wound” or irritate the scalp and then use injections of concentrated growth factors, taken from Platelet Rich Plasma, to stimulate hair follicle regeneration. Recent research has show that the “healing” process in skin seems to have this stimulating effect. Dr. Satino and Dr. Markou use special CO2 lasers to assist them in the gentle wounding of the scalp. They follow up the PRP process with other proven hair growth treatments, including low level lasers and nutritional supplements.

In addition to patients suffering from male pattern baldness, Dr. Satino and Markou have also used their techniques for patients suffering from alopecia areata and female hair loss.

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Does Acell Matristem & PRP Result in Genuine Hair Regeneration?

A number of hair restoration surgeons are now claiming that they can effect genuine hair regeneration from dormant follicles through the combination of two medical therapies: So-called PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Injections and a product called ACell MatriStem. Acell MatriStem is “porcine urinary bladder matrix,” derived from pig bladder cells, that has proven to be very helpful in wound healing. And as readers of this website know, wound healing has been at the forefront of research into hair cloning and hair follicle regeneration.

At the 19th annual conference last year of the International Society of Hair Transplant Surgeons held in Anchorage, Alaska, Dr. Gary Hitzig presented evidence that Acell “attacts” adult stem cells to a “wound” and converts them into the progenitor cells that, in the case of hair follicles, actually grow hair. So, the idea is to combined Acell with large amounts of adult stem cells taken from the patient’s own body — which is where the Platelet Rich Plasma comes in — and then to inject this concoction into the bald areas of the scalp. The hope is that it will send signals to the adult stem cells lurking in the dormant hair follicles and, in essence, wake them up.
A number of clinics worldwide are now performing this procedure — apparently with some success. The pictures I’ve seen definitely show renewed hair growth but it’s not a panacea. It’s still a messy, bloody business that looks a lot like hair transplant surgery, but many people are more than willing to undergo it.

What is interesting is the proposed mechanism for how this works. In essence, the Acell and PRP combination floods the scalp area with growth factors that play a crucial role in jump-starting these comatose hair follicle stem cells.

This is a lot like what Histogen is proposing with its Hair Stimulating COmplex (HSC) and what Cygenx claims is the basis of its RegenRXx stem cell hair serum. A lot of different research strands are coming togehter, in other words, that point to growth factors as *the* key in basically curing baldness and coming up with a realistic stem cell hair growth treatment.

If this works… and it can be combined with a genuine hair cloning technology like that of RepliCel or Aderans, then we truly might see a realistic baldness cure — and sooner rather than later.

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Does Acell Matristem & PRP Result in Genuine Hair Regeneration?

A number of hair restoration surgeons are now claiming that they can effect genuine hair regeneration from dormant follicles through the combination of two medical therapies: So-called PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Injections and a product called ACell MatriStem. Acell MatriStem is “porcine urinary bladder matrix,” derived from pig bladder cells, that has proven to be very helpful in wound healing. And as readers of this website know, wound healing has been at the forefront of research into hair cloning and hair follicle regeneration.

At the 19th annual conference last year of the International Society of Hair Transplant Surgeons held in Anchorage, Alaska, Dr. Gary Hitzig presented evidence that Acell “attacts” adult stem cells to a “wound” and converts them into the progenitor cells that, in the case of hair follicles, actually grow hair. So, the idea is to combined Acell with large amounts of adult stem cells taken from the patient’s own body — which is where the Platelet Rich Plasma comes in — and then to inject this concoction into the bald areas of the scalp. The hope is that it will send signals to the adult stem cells lurking in the dormant hair follicles and, in essence, wake them up.

A number of clinics worldwide are now performing this procedure — apparently with some success. The pictures I’ve seen definitely show renewed hair growth but it’s not a panacea. It’s still a messy, bloody business that looks a lot like hair transplant surgery, but many people are more than willing to undergo it.

What is interesting is the proposed mechanism for how this works. In essence, the Acell and PRP combination floods the scalp area with growth factors that play a crucial role in jump-starting these comatose hair follicle stem cells.

This is a lot like what Histogen is proposing with its Hair Stimulating COmplex (HSC) and what Cygenx claims is the basis of its RegenRXx stem cell hair serum. A lot of different research strands are coming togehter, in other words, that point to growth factors as *the* key in basically curing baldness and coming up with a realistic stem cell hair growth treatment.

If this works… and it can be combined with a genuine hair cloning technology like that of RepliCel or Aderans, then we truly might see a realistic baldness cure — and sooner rather than later.

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