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#3325340 Scarless Healing

Posted by scarminator on 08 February 2013 - 08:00 AM

my god this is so sad nothing will happen from here in years!

this is the time where the years pass and nothing will happen, the stagnation phase.

This is pathetic nothing will happen.


Things will happen for those who don't give up.



All the nonsense shit posts in this thread are getting us nowhere.

Let's agree that this will be the last post that doesn't add anything new and constructive to the discussion.

#3318806 Scarless Healing

Posted by scarminator on 15 January 2013 - 01:30 PM

our latest facebook liker is Dr Sun!

lol, that's great! Dr Sun <3. Next one on the list is Gerecht - will take some time, but it will come :)

#3267458 Scarless Healing

Posted by scarminator on 19 July 2012 - 10:10 AM

Guys, I know I will be massively flamed for saying this, but there are a few hurdles here.

First, the hydrogel has absolutely definitely NOT been proven to heal full thickness wounds back to 100 % native tissue, no matter what some of you may think. I'm not saying that it can't do this, but I'd be very surprised (and extremely happy) if it could. Perfect regeneration is not as simple as stopping fibrosis. In fact, many researchers familiar with regenerative medicine would probably doubt the possibility of any adult to regenerate site specific tissue exactly as in utero in terms of adnexal density etc. The signaling profile related to positional identity may have changed in our adult form, making such perfect regeneration virtually impossible. Ever seen a skin transplant for example? Then you may have noticed that having scarless skin does not equal perfect regeneration. In either case, the study in Gerecht's paper was not designed to test if the hydrogel could regenerate skin completely. This is the first step in finding out the viability of all this, and also the first step in attracting any capital.

Second, regarding the funding, you will only be looking at government funding. This rudimentary dextran + water gel is not patent protected, so private investors are not massively interested (which they would have been if it had been proven to work completely and there was some kind of protection.) Nevertheless, if this gets proven to work, you can be sure that it will be available world wide fast considering how easy and dirt cheap it is to produce.

Anyhow, just my two cents. Flame on.