Nico Saldivar commented on Foregen Presents at The World Stem Cell Summit 2017-01-31 09:25:43 -0500There may have been a better place for me to ask this question but this is the first time I’ve seen the option to leave a comment of any kind. I’m just curious how this procedure is expected to affect patients with a Prince Albert piercing (or any other genital piercings for that matter.) I actually hope the procedure might close my piercing. Any insight on that yet?
Nico Saldivar donated 2018-02-20 06:01:56 -0500
Nico Saldivar wants to volunteer 2015-07-14 03:33:45 -0400
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Human Clinical Trial
Foregen's major objective is to fund a clinical trial of foreskin regeneration in the circumcised adult male.
Medical research has made true dermal regeneration possible to a greater extent than ever before (for more on the science side of things, see our page on The Science of Regeneration). However, foreskin regeneration has not yet been tried, despite our knowledge that foreskin fibroblasts respond extremely well to regenerative technologies which create new skin. Foregen believes that it is time such a trial was undertaken.
What kind of trial?
Foregen will conduct a trial to reattach regenerated foreskins to circumcised adult males to restore the vascularity, nerve endings, and function that are excised during circumcision.
How will we get there?
Foregen's road map towards our ultimate goal of male foreskin regeneration is as follows:
- We will raise funds
- We will use our scientific panel to find the facility and recruit the researchers who are most likely to perform research which will lead to a clinical trial
- We will complete any necessary laboratory and pilot research and publish these results in a peer-reviewed journal
- Finally, we will carry out a clinical trial
We are currently on step 3 of our journey
Step 3 consists of fully regenerating animal foreskins and then conducting the same experiments on human foreskin. These results will be published in a peer-reviewed journal.
Of course, this road map is a simplification. There are complexities and uncertainties in such a trial as there are in any clinical trial that pioneers something new. Foregen cannot guarantee the final outcome or predict unforeseen obstacles that may fall in our way. However, Foregen recognizes the need for such a trial. We know how much success dermal regeneration has had in other areas, so we have good reason to believe that it will succeed in ours. While the outcome is not, and cannot, be certain, it is clear that we must try.
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The trials will be controlled and have the proper governmental approval. The trials will not be conducted by Foregen personnel, but rather by medical professionals adhering to the highest ethical standards of practice and research.
Currently we are actively recruiting trial participants who are:
- Males over the age of 18
- Circumcised, but not otherwise suffering from other health problems
A clinical trial is estimated to take up to eight weeks, though not all of that period will be spent under medical supervision. If you satisfy the above requirements and are interested in volunteering for this trial, we would be happy to hear from you. All medical care will be provided free of charge and you will be able to withdraw from the trial at any stage.
Volunteering for this clinical trial makes you eligible to benefit first from the most advanced medical technologies available for foreskin regeneration. However, such participation, like all medical procedures, carries some risk. The medical professionals conducting the trial will discuss with you the full range of options, possibilities, and dangers in order to assess your suitability for a trial. They will also, of course, need to obtain your full informed consent to participate in the trial.
Any person who indicates an interest is not under any obligation if you lose interest, you will be removed from our list of potential participants upon request. (But we don’t think you’ll want to!)
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* Please note, this does not enroll you in future clinical trials, it simply ensures you receive relavent information regarding those trials as it becomes available.