Dr. Walter Unger presented information regarding an ongoing study on culturing hair matrix cells to produce unlimited donor hair. Because the study is still in early stages, Dr. Unger’s presentation was brief. He is working with Dr. D.N. Sauder to discover what is required to culture and re-implant hair matrix cells.
According to Dr. Unger, they can now produce them fairly rapidly for all patients. They will be doing studies on the cultured cells in mice within the next few weeks. They hope to start testing in humans within the next few months, but this will require ethical permission from the governing medical boards.